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Wireless Personal Protection System

Researchers have developed a safety device which will prevent workers from being caught in or struck by machinery, by creating a proximity detector which will apply brakes or shut down equipment when a worker gets within a certain range. This project aims to conduct further development by identifying the inconsistencies in the current wireless personal protection prototype and developing the criteria or adjustments needed to make the device completely reliable and accurate.

Principal Applicant: Richard Shervey (Pro-active Safety Systems Technologies)
Co-applicant: John DaSilva (Pro-active Safety Systems Technologies)
Funding Awarded: $246,000 (Innovation)

* Competition Year: 2007, 2008, 2009

Competition Year: 2007 File type: PDF (58 KB) Asset type: Research Research: Innovation at Work