QMIC Announces the Launch of its Smart Heat Stress Monitoring Solution during EnviroTeq

QMIC Announces the Launch of its Smart Heat Stress Monitoring Solution during EnviroTeq

QMIC Announces the Launch of its Smart Heat Stress Monitoring Solution during EnviroTeq

Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) announced the launch of its Smart Heat Stress Monitoring Solution, the latest addition to its innovative suite of smart solutions built using local technologies and know-how. This announcement coincided with QMIC’s participation in the Enviroteq exhibition being held in the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center. This solution is considered the first of its kind in the region, and provides a smart, automated and comprehensive system for observing heat stress to support workers’ occupational safety, in particular, and public health, in general. The solution overcomes the shortcomings of current monitoring methods through integrating QMIC’s innovative monitoring stations with its smart IoT platform for data storage, management, and delivery.

The main objective of this solution is to monitor and calculate the Heat Stress Index (HSI) in real time, which is the global standard indicator to determine the effect of heat on the human body. If HSI exceeds a certain specified limit, the weather is deemed too dangerous for manual labor and all work must be halted. HSI monitoring has been covered and identified by the Ministry of Labor in Qatar as one of the most vital safety precautions that all worksites must abide by.

The platform utilizes the power of Internet of Things (IoT) to analyze information from dedicated sensors (which are designed and built by QMIC) that automatically collect relevant data such as temperature and humidity to calculate Heat Stress Index (HSI). Data is continuously transmitted from the sensors to QMIC’s Hawa’ak platform where it is transformed from raw data to comprehendible information to be accessed by worksite safety managers and other relevant personnel. The solution features several methods of delivery for important information, whether it is via email, text message, phone application, or the desktop portal, the safety officer will always be aware of the weather conditions at each site.

On the launch of the Smart Heat Stress Monitoring Solution, Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, the Executive Director (CEO) of QMIC commented by saying: “We are very pleased with introducing an innovative solution that can finally automate the process of monitoring heat index conditions in a timely and accurate manner so that proper actions can be taken to enhance workers’ safety and the public safety at large. As one of the first IoT technology enterprises in the region, we are pleased to offer yet another IoT smart solution that uses our own IoT platform and leverages our extensive sensor development capabilities. On this occasion, we would like to express our sincere thanks to many key national partners who successfully piloted the solution in Qatar in the last 12 months and we look forward to announcing our first large scale deployment in Qatar soon.”

The solution consists of one or more Main Stations and one or more Repeater Stations deployed strategically at the construction site. The Main Station has sensing, computing, visualization, and controlling capabilities, it senses both local temperature and relative humidity and calculates the Heat Stress Index in real time and visualizes the severity of the heat stress using built-in high intensity colored lights (instead of the traditional manual flag system). The change of state is mirrored to all Repeater Stations within the site.

QMIC’s Smart Heat Stress Monitoring Solution is a prime example of how innovative technology can advance efficiency and worker safety by replacing traditional methods that may not provide the same level of value and insight. With the Smart Heat Stress Index Solution, measurements are automatic and location specific, eliminating the need to send workers to the field to change flag colors during hostile weather conditions. The system uses accurate sensors that are calibrated frequently to ensure precise readings, while the accuracy of the manual methods can be very low. The system also will provide advanced data analytics and reporting features for future planning. Information can be automatically delivered using different channels (SMS, Email, Web Portal and Mobile Application)

The platform can provide value throughout various sectors of the market. Virtually, it can work in any outdoor setting to protect and ensure the safety of individuals. It can be installed across a wide array of environments from school outdoor playgrounds, to construction sites or Oil & Gas fields. The solution is easily customizable to fit the needs of each party individually.

About QMIC:

The Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) is the first independent innovations center in the region with a focus on developing and deploying smart mobility systems and services. QMIC’s main goal is to use locally engineered innovations and knowledge to create technology-based industries that address regional challenges and grow with mega projects in Qatar and the region. Since 2009, and through its focus, on distributed sensing, data collection & management, services creation and delivery, QMIC is becoming a national leader in the area of Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, QMIC has been leading in delivering IoT platforms, and IoT solutions and services in vertical domains including Intelligent Transport, Logistics & Telematics, Road Safety and Environment. Through its offices at the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), QMIC is working closely with key national partners and stakeholders to realize a market-focused innovations ecosystem in Qatar.

 

For further information please contact Mr. Abdulrahman Ajjawi

Email: abdulrahmanm@qmic.com

Phone: +974 55645390, +974 4459 3694