QMIC Releases New Generation of its Heat Stress Monitoring Platform “HUMIDEX”

QMIC Releases New Generation of its Heat Stress Monitoring Platform “HUMIDEX”

  • New capabilities to monitor more environmental conditions that support use cases related to sustainability, occupational and public health
  • Richer visualization and reporting capabilities to support seamless operations

Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC), based at Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), announced the launch of a new enhanced Automated Heat Stress Monitoring and Management Solution (HUMIDEX). This new version includes an expansion to the existing suite of services offered by HUMIDEX, including adding more parameters and measurements, in order to address the needs of various partners from industrial and non-industrial sectors. In conjunction with this launch, QMIC hosted a workshop at QSTP on June 11th that was attended by many representatives from several local partners, and stakeholders to demonstrate the different enhancements of the new version.

HUMIDEX aims to improve occupational and public safety through monitoring environmental parameters, and alerting safety officers and field employees when weather conditions are deemed dangerous by smartly digitizing the whole data collection, analytics, and info delivery processes. Throughout the past few years, HUMIDEX was successfully adopted by major entities in the local Oil & Gas sector, where it demonstrated great benefits and enhancements to their daily operations. QMIC has also successfully piloted a non-industrial version of the Humidex solution at different Qatar Foundation schools with the aim of increasing student safety when outdoors.

To address the diverse sustainability and environmental monitoring needs of stakeholders and industrial partners, QMIC has developed a much richer and more diverse solution in terms of its monitoring capabilities, richness of visualization and reports, enhanced operational support, and more advanced QMIC-made hardware monitoring stations.

Mr. Omar Al-Jaber, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach at QMIC, commented: “At QMIC, we are committed to developing innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of our partners and the communities we serve, the enhanced HUMIDEX platform is a testament to our dedication to driving positive change and fostering a more sustainable, safer, and smarter living”

The enhanced HUMIDEX solution now includes a comprehensive suite of environmental monitoring capabilities, providing detailed insights into factors such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, carbon emissions, air quality parameters, and wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT). This expanded data collection allows organizations from different sectors to make more informed decisions to protect individuals health and enhance productivity in challenging outdoor environments. Moreover, the enhanced solution provides the flexibility to adapt the monitoring capabilities and size of the on-site monitoring station to support varying needs of enterprise and government customers.

Eng. Layth Hamad, Senior IoT Systems Engineer and HUMIDEX Product Manager, commented: “By expanding the monitoring and reporting capabilities of HUMIDEX, we are empowering our partners to better understand and mitigate the impacts of heat stress and other environmental conditions, ultimately creating safer and more comfortable environments. By leveraging our rich R&D capabilities, we ensure that HUMIDEX remains at the forefront of occupational safety monitoring and management.”

About QMIC:

The Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) is the first independent innovations center in the region with a focus on using R&D to develop and deploy Intelligent Mobility and Smart Cities platforms and technologies. QMIC’s main goal is to use locally engineered innovations & knowledge to enable creating home-grown technology industries that address national strategies and tackle regional emerging challenges. It was founded by Qatar University in 2009 and is registered and licensed to operate as a technology innovations center from the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP).

Since 2009, QMIC has been utilizing emerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, and Location-Awareness to deliver data-centric platforms and services.  In particular, QMIC has been leading in delivering platforms & solutions focusing on key domains including Intelligent Transport, Logistics & Telematics, Road Safety, and Connected & Autonomous Mobility (CAM).

Through its integrated innovations development & delivery model, QMIC represents a unique and important category within the national Research & Development & Innovations (RDI) enterprise in Qatar that is strategically driven, R&D-based, solution-focused, and business-oriented.

For further information please contact Mr. Abdulrahman Ajjawi

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