Smartcap fatigue monitoring now in the Cloud

first_imgSmartCap Technologies has released a Cloud based version of SmartCap that allows remote operations to use data storage and access without fixed infrastructure. The company says it “has joined the cloud based revolution offering a cloud version of the award winning SmartCap solution. The cloud version provides enormous amounts of functionality that previously required expensive server installations and management. SmartCap is a predictive technology that provides operators fatigue monitoring alerting operators when they are at risk of a micro sleep.”Paul Butler SmartCap Technologies CEO says that this “fatigue monitoring technology empowers the operator to manage their fatigue.” SmartCap’s range of products provide numerous options for individual operators to manage their own fatigue all the way to large organisations managing multiple vehicles in real time. Advances in technology including cloud technologies provide multiple advantages such as the ability to store fatigue data in one central location regardless of where vehicles are operating.Cassie Harris, SmartCap Technologies Operations Manager: “SmartCap provides all the tools for not only the operator to manage their own fatigue but to also provide some higher level management. Fatigue severely effects our ability to make sensible and sound decisions so having the ability to remotely monitor trends and fatigue alarms provides another level of safety for your workforce.SmartCap is a unique technology that measures brainwaves using electroencephalograph or EEG technology. By detecting the very low voltages that are generated on the skin due to brain activity, the system analyses the EEG data and determines a corresponding level of alertness. The SmartCap measures something very specific – an individual’s ability to resist sleep. A microsleep occurs when we fail to resist sleep; they don’t occur when we choose to rest. For people operating equipment, resisting sleep is a natural, sometimes subconscious behaviour. It is when our ability to resist sleep diminishes that we become at risk of a microsleep. This is why ability to resist sleep is the most relevant safety measure for equipment operators.Daniel Bongers, SmartCap Technologies Chief Technical Officer: “SmartCap is a truly predictive technology. Unlike other systems like cameras that look to lag indicators, SmartCap will provide warnings before microsleeps occur.The cloud based solution brings a whole new level of ease to the end user. Once an operator receives a SmartCap product he or she simply turns it on and wears the cap. SmartCap set up the rest and can even provide training via online tutorials. Analysing fatigue data is as simple as logging into Fatigue Manager via the web. This software application from SmartCap Technologies provides reporting and allows for the configuration of specific alarms.last_img read more