NEWS: Startup With AI-Based Worker Safety Resource Applies Existing Tools To Help Industries Re-open Safely
A startup serving industrial environments, which developed AI-based worker safety tools, is applying its existing resources to help factories and warehouses re-open safely, as businesses slowly start to re-open under Gov. Newsom’s four-stage plan.
Everguard.ai’s flagship platform is a comprehensive safety tool that alerts management and workers in real time to potential safety hazards. The company says the application can ensure employees are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and adhering to social distancing guidelines. It can also perform person-by-person skin temperature checks through advanced thermal imagery capabilities.
The AI tech is mainly used in factories and warehouses to prevent cluster outbreaks of the coronavirus. The AI continuously monitors workers’ behavior while generating a situational understanding of the worker’s environment. This full understanding allows the system to intervene “intelligently,” ensuring workers adhere to new guidelines while also preventing industrial accidents in real time, according to a May 28 press release issued by the company.
The platform works by scanning through multi-sensor inputs to proactively alert workers via an industrial-grade wearable personal-alert device. This means that in the event an employee removes their mask for an extended period of time, or gets closer than six feet to other workers, they’ll receive an alert reminding them of protocols. Managers are also alerted so the can do post-event analysis and provide further health and safety coaching to employees.
Everguard.ai was spun out of BCG Digital Ventures, a global corporate investment and incubation firm. The company is currently also developing custom safety tools for steel, construction, oil and gas, and a host of other industries. Sandeep Pandya is the CEO of Everguard.ai, with HQ in Irvine.