Gateway for Personal Safety​

The gateway helps to aggregate data from various smart personal protection devices and upload it to a cloud for further processing.

The gateway connects various pieces of smart personal safety equipment (hard hat, harness, gloves, shoes, dust filter, gas sensor, earphones) to the cloud application via an LTE or WLAN connection. Smart safety equipment communicates with the gateway via Bluetooth.

The gateway works partly as a hub and partly as a data concentrator for data from all connected devices. It is also fitted with an alarm button and a movement detector. All hazardous situations are reported and recorded in the device and the cloud as well.

Gateway for Personal Safety​

Our Task and Challenge

Personal Gateway with Multiple Interfaces and Extended Battery Lifetime

Consilia developed a battery-powered, rechargeable gateway with LTE, WLAN, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity.

The most demanding task was to ensure that the operating time covered at least a 12-hour shift. The fact that the gateway runs on Android made it even more challenging.

The next version will be certified for explosive environments and conform to ATEX standards.

Solution

Customized Android-Based System-on-Module

Consilia developed the whole hardware electronic part and cooperated with external software and mechanical engineers on the integration of the entire system together.

We were actively communicating the selection of the key hardware components to ensure IP68 protection. We also tightly cooperated with the software team to optimize power consumption and select the proper peripherals and their drivers.

The prototypes were tested in a climatic chamber, and the behavior of the product was characterized under extreme conditions.

Business Value

Unique Solution for Personal Safety

There are many smart devices on the market; however, a unifying platform for these devices was missing.

The gateway Consilia developed helps to aggregate data from various smart personal protection devices and upload it to the cloud for further processing. Cloud data processing allows artificial intelligence to spot the worker behavior patterns and protect their health. 

The key benefit of this platform is the record of working conditions that can be analyzed by the health and safety supervisor.

Detectors can notify a supervisor about the cases when a user is suspiciously still for a long time, possibly unconscious. The platform provides workers with alerts if their working conditions threaten their health, and, at the same time, the record protects the employer against unfounded lawsuits regarding hazardous working conditions.

How It Is Made

Flexible System and Multiple Interfaces

The gateway is based on SOM (system-on-module) running on Android with LTE modems, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS modules.

The key features include, e.g., NFC reader for pairing with BT sensors, a battery-powered system, low power mode, 1h operation time, connection to a cloud, environmental protection IP68.

The whole device is human-controlled; therefore, it has user interfaces, e.g., LCD, a vibration motor, beeper, SOS button, and an accelerometer with a gyroscope.

Client

World Leader Producing Personal Safety Equipment

The client provides products, software, and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety, and asset performance for their customers across the globe.

Implementation period: 2019—

We spent the whole year 2019 with this product, starting in the marketing idea phase, through the proof-of-concept prototypes to the final prototype that was appreciated in the internal meeting of the client’s top management.

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Next Solutions

Since the foundation of Consilia in 2004, we have finished and supported over 42 projects.

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Used Services

Hardware Design

We are active in all hardware design activities and all development stages.

PCB Design

This is a crucial activity we do in the complete product creation or as an on-demand service. We can support you with our considerable experience and technical background, including circuit design know-how, manufacturing services, and a professional PCB layout team.

RF Design

We are still enthusiastic about going even higher with the frequencies and lowering the noise as much as physics allows.

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Application Areas

Radio Communication

We have been designing products in this market segment for 20 years. We are especially proud of the radios for ATC, base stations for TETRA, a family of products in the IoT, and monitoring receivers up to 50 GHz.

Medical

Our hardware and software design for medical instruments supports the doctor in making their job a bit easier and safer for the client.

Wearables

We always look for possibilities and improvement of potential in wearable accessories.

Industry 4.0

We have always focused intensely on making our products interconnected and finding the best balance between autonomous and centralized approaches for the systems.

Automation

We can offer you our competence in designing automation systems based on our long-term expertise. Our know-how is deepened by developing new generation PLCs or developing industrial test cards.

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Consilia has a workforce of 30 developers in the competence fields of software development, software testing, hardware design, RF design, FPGA design, DSP design, and PCB design.

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