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By Adam Poole
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About this project

Globally, a person dies from work related injury or illness every 15 seconds. Every year more than 2,300,000 people go to work and never come home. In Australia the fatality count for 2017 is over 50, in the US it's closer to 5,000.

Current paper based safety practices are not enough. We need to take advantage of advances in tech to keep people safe, and make sure they get home after work.

The Safety Compass uses intuitive augmented reality to communicate hazard information to people in the field. By accessing the worker's physical location, the app presents vital information on present dangers straight to the worker's phone, avoiding the necessity of bulky safety manuals to locate and manage risk. Using the phone's inbuilt camera and GPS system, the app displays real and present dangers to the viewer that adapt and compensate for the viewer's field of vision.

We want to make this information even better, by integrating Safety Compass into wearable tech. Imagine walking into a workplace and having everything you need to know with you, wherever you look. Unsure about a piece of equipment? Safety Compass will provide access to safe operating requirements, overlaying critical information before your eyes. 

Risks and challenges

Bulk uptake of wearables is in its infancy, though AR is well on it's way to the "Slope of Enlightenment" Gartner describes. Safety Compass is one of the world's first AR solutions for industrial use - we own this space so it's only natural that we're pioneering the latest & greatest use cases.

As wearable tech becomes more & more mainstream, AR will continue to infiltrate our everyday lives. We will be ready for the first scaled deployment of wearables with Safety Compass integration.

More than half of the world's blue collar workforce are on our doorstep in the Asia Pacific region. We already have a phone based AR solution on the market & in the hands of paying customers. We've won the Good Design Awards Patron Prize for having the potential to influence shape the future economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects of our planet. We have the technical skills to make this happen...it's the right time and we're in the right place to change the way people everywhere work.

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