Enhance safety and productivity
Whether you’re operating teams in transport and logistics with long-distance drivers, warehouse operatives or forklift operators, on a construction site, building engineers, or in the oil and gas, mining or utility sectors, drilling, or engineering, there’s a constant threat of incidents and injuries for your employees. Without monitoring, dangerous situations are only highlighted once an injury has occurred. This places additional burden and strain on your organization through compensation claims and loss of productivity.
Your reliable data-driven companion
In environments with elevated temperatures, confined spaces and poor ventilation, there’s a heightened risk of heat-related illness. This is on top of other hazardous health challenges such as cardiac strain, reduced levels of awareness, extreme fatigue, tinnitus, and other medical conditions. Whether your team is working at height or around moving vehicles, wearing heat-trapping protective clothing (PPE), being exposed to excessive noise, or working in other hazardous conditions, Bodytrak unlocks data to put measures in place that keep your team safe.
At least 11 workers are seriously injured or die from heat stress every day in the US. These 11 daily injuries translate to thousands of people every year, with an average cost of $53,589 for each incident, equating to millions of dollars not including any additional wrongful death lawsuits. This is a significant financial burden that can be avoided. Bodytrak provides an excellent return on investment through the prevention of injuries, in turn preventing medical costs, loss of productivity and costly worker compensation claims and fines from regulatory bodies. Bodytrak combines many essential capabilities into a single system, providing a more integrated cost-effective solution.
Maximize team productivity
With Bodytrak’s direct fatigue monitoring capability, geofencing solution and automated reports from the Bodytrak Platform, you will be able to understand the impact of shift patterns and rest breaks over time and across different sites and optimize your health and safety practice to improve productivity and further improve operating income.
Adhere to regulatory requirements
Bodytrak helps you meet regulations including HSE’s working directive and OSHA’s forthcoming Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings. Be a safety-first employer and attract and retain the best talent.
Report using evidence-based data
Bodytrak is the centre point for digital health transformation in industrial environments. We provide evidence-based insights to optimize health and safety practice and performance. Informing KPIs and ESG targets, data is readily available to report to risk and auditing committees.
Monitor individuals, not environments
Tracking workplace health and safety no longer needs to be a one-size-fits-all approach, limited by universal methods such as wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT). Bodytrak enables automated thresholds to be set for each user on a personalised basis, using automated machine learning techniques. This helps to ensure intervention is only provided when necessary, and not too late.
What industries has it been deployed in?
Bodytrak has already been deployed in various industries to prevent heat stress, including paper mills, metal smelting facilities, lone working, and also in logistics to reduce incidents caused by driver fatigue. It has also been trialled in the fire service and military.
How much space will the Bodytrak devices take up in the facility?
The Bodytrak single Charging Dock or multi-bay Charging Hub is normally located in a control room or site hut so that users can easily access the CommPack and their usage can be monitored.
The single Charging Dock is no bigger than a standard smartphone while the multi-bay Charging Hub is no larger than an A4 piece of paper/copy paper and fits up to 10 CommPacks. Both charging units need to be within reach of a power outlet, on a flat surface and away from sources of water and dirt.
What happens if a team member accidentally takes the device home after a shift?
After a long work day, it's not uncommon for a team member to forget they're wearing the Bodytrak device and they take it home. If this happens the team member should inform their relevant colleague and ensure the CommPack is placed on the charging device on their next shift. This will ensure the battery is returned to a full charge.
The CommPack has the ability to store over 100 hours of data if there's no connection to upload the data to the cloud. Once a connection is reestablished this data will be uploaded to the cloud.
Is Bodytrak intrinsically safe?
Bodytrak is not currently intrinsically safe, but we will be releasing an intrinsically safe version with ATEX/IECEx certification soon.
I have team members that work inside high rise buildings, can I determine what floor they’re on?
Yes, vertical positioning is available so that you can identify the location of individuals if an incident has occurred in order to provide a quick response.
Does the Bodytrak Earpiece providing hearing protection?
The standard earbud fitted to the Bodytrak Earpiece is the Hear:Thru™ earbud. This allows you to hear your surroundings clearly while wearing the Earpiece. If you require in-ear hearing protection we offer our Hear:Safe™ earbud that's available in 2 sizes - small and large. If using the Hear:Safe™ earbud you must also use a compatible earplug in your left ear that is supplied by Bodytrak and available in one size.
It is important that both the Hear:Safe™ earbud and compatible earplug are correctly fitted whenever you are exposed to noisy environments to reduce risk of injury and hearing loss.
Can I use the Bodytrak device in extremely dry or wet environments?
The Bodytrak device has been designed to withstand normal wear and tear under tough working environments, but it should not be submerged in water.
How accurate are the readings taken by Bodytrak?
Bodytrak captures real-time physiological data using in-ear sensors, analysed by machine learning (ML) on the device and in the cloud to provide critical insights. Due to its close proximity to the hypothalamus, the temperature control centre of the body, and since the eardrum receives its blood supply from the carotid artery, the ear is an excellent body site to measure core body temperature and heart rate accurately.
Heart rate data from Bodytrak shows a mean absolute error of 2.87 beats per minute compared to a control ECG device, and CBT data from Bodytrak shows a mean absolute error of 0.18°C compared to a gastro-intestinal pill. Our fatigue scores have been validated during trials where mental fatigue, physical fatigue or drowsiness was induced to ensure precise data. This is a strong indication of the effectiveness of our solution.
What kind of data is Bodytrak gathering?
The Bodytrak solutions focuses on capturing the following data;
- Core Body Temperature
- Heart rate
- Heart rate variability
- Physiological Strain Index
- Man down
- Noise exposure