PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – The innovative Smart Safety Helmet introduced by TM Research Development (TM R&D) provides real-time monitoring and faster response that can potentially save lives, as well as improve workers’ safety.
TM One Vice-President Mahmoud Dasser said the industrial safety helmet with 5G connectivity, which is the first of its kind in Malaysia and globally, is now ready to benefit the workers in the oil and gas, manufacturing, transportation and construction industries.
He said the Smart Safety Helmet is a data-driven helmet, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution that provides live, wireless monitoring and an array of sensors, including accident impact and geolocation that can be used to perform various analysis for a safer work site.
“This creates a connected workforce whenever workers are needed to go to dangerous sites to carry out fieldwork. If something happens to them, the command centre of the respective companies gets an alert to check the safety and security of these workers.
“It sends telemetry to the cloud and processes the data for the benefit of the employers, as well as the staff. It has all the safety helmet features, location tracking services, attendance, violation detection, and a video camera for remote coaching and emergency observation of the workers at the workplace,” he told Bernama.
TM R&D is the research arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), while TM ONE is TM’s enterprise and public sector business solutions arm.
Mahmoud, who is also Chief Marketing Officer of TM One, said the cost-effective and light-weight helmet consists of sensors, radio and video communication solutions integrated into the helmet, which can be communicated to the command centre via WiFi, 4G technology, Bluetooth and soon 5G.