This project exploits the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) challenges for preventing accidents and injuries at construction sites, while making the most of technological advances that enable remote monitoring of one’s health status through smart wearables, provides a set of tools and a platform for OSH managers to monitor and evaluate the workers’ ability to perform hazardous operations with safety at construction sites, understanding in real time:
- their key health indicators,
- the risk level of the activity they are about to perform,
- the climate conditions while they work (or the side effects of extreme climate events aftermath)
This will be enabled by computational apps and equipment including Internet of Things devices (personal wearables), climate sensors, smartphones, that collect personal data when workers engage with high-risk activities. Data collected is in full compliance with personal data protection regulations and is then used to inform management and make automated, or semi-automated decisions based on advanced forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Therefore, by exploiting these new forms of AI-based monitoring, SMART SONIA helps to improve OSH surveillance and prevent or reduce the exposure of workers to potentially hazardous situations that can lead to injuries.