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Wireless Industrial Communication — Greater Safety for Lone Workers

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People working alone are at particular risk of falling victim to workplace accidents. Therefore, it is essential that they are protected by systems that automatically detect threats such as fall hazards, potential medical emergencies or time spent in critical areas, and notify first responders or trigger warnings in appropriate areas. The systems that are currently in use are not capable of performing these tasks adequately. Wireless systems in particular have limitations in terms of real-time capability or range. Radio communication experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS are working with Swissphone Wireless AG to develop reliable, wireless lone worker protection with an integrated area alerting system. Their solution is a low power wide area network (LPWAN) connection such as mioty®.