FogHorn Introduces Workplace Safety Solution that Leverages AI and IoT Data

FogHorn, a developer of Edge AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, is creating Lightning Health & Safety Solutions, aiming to improve the safety of workplaces and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses.

Lightning Solutions, a new product line from FogHorn, are out-of-the-box packages of FogHorn’s Lightning Edge AI platform, preconfigured with use-case specific machine learning models and visualization dashboards.

Out-of-the-box solutions allow organizations to rapidly deploy edge intelligence and AI and immediately derive insights to common problems.

The FogHorn Lightning Health & Safety Solution suite includes a range of out-of-the-box solutions that can be used individually or together to create a comprehensive system.

An enterprise edition of the solutions is also available that can include further customizations, data science and integrations with customer’s existing IT systems, video management software, and access control systems.

Solutions include:

  • Health Monitoring: elevated temperature detection, cough detection, hand washing monitoring, social distancing monitoring, and mask / facial covering detection
  • Safety Monitoring: personal protective equipment, including hard hats, footwear, eyewear, vests, and boots
  • Hazard Detection: custom solution engagements are also available including crane and falling debris warnings, leak detection and spill hazards

Leveraging streaming video analytics and sensor fusion, Lightning Health & Safety Solutions automates monitoring, derives real-time insights, and generates alerts when policy violations occur, or unsafe health conditions are detected.

 Audio streams and video and thermal cameras collect information and send data to the Lightning solutions.

Lightning publishes real-time SMS or email alerts of any compliance violations and those insights are also shown on a dashboard that can be deployed at building entry points, employee break rooms, near production lines and in management consoles that safety and compliance staff can access using any web browser. Organizations can select the solutions they need today and add others in the future seamlessly

“The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way organizations view health and safety,” said David C. King, CEO, FogHorn. “By proactively monitoring worker temperatures, coughs and social distancing, organizations can mitigate the impact of future outbreaks of any sickness in the workplace. As well, organizations can protect the monitored employee data with FogHorn’s streaming analytics at the edge, as all images, videos and other data are processed in real-time, by not transmitting the data off-site or to the cloud.”

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