Shield-X Challenge28 Apr - 05 May
Develop an industry-wide "Safe-Stop" PPE device for autonomous systems
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Multi-Path Safe Stop Device
Our design is a small unit worn on a shirt as a standard component of the PPE setup. The unit will allow both controlled and urgent emergency shutdown methods. The device uses Infrared, 433Mhz ISM Radio and NFC communications. The Infrared and Radio are used to communicate with the receiver modules on the autonomous (and other plant) equipment, while the NFC forms part of the management of the devices, allowing the status to be managed as well as assignment of devices to personnel. The device is designed as a modular system to allow the functionality to be extended as needed.