Connected Worker

Workers need to Collaborate Safely & Efficiently from Remote Locations

The Connected Worker has become one of the essential aspects of an Industry 4.0 “Factory of the Future” approach and a key investment area. The National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP) states that it aspires to transform KSA into a leading industries powerhouse and a global logistics hub in promising growth sectors (with focus on Industry 4.0).

It is therefore imperative to invest in digital technologies that enable workers to collaborate safely and efficiently from remote locations, increasing productivity, safety, and quality. These challenging times have underlined this need even more in all sectors, beyond home office and into manufacturing plants, hospitals, refineries and more.

Connected Worker technologies are used for inspection and quality control, operational visibility and maintenance optimization. Therefore, they are key to some industrial sectors such as:

 

  • Oil and gas
  • Medical
  • Utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction

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With Connected Worker technologies you can remotely troubleshoot a malfunctioning asset in real time, or to train a new technician or even remotely guide a less experienced employee. How do they work? An example of a connected work system might have a wearable device with a camera capturing the worker’s field of view, a screen to read instructions or visualize the asset components (through Augmented and Virtual Realities), sensors, earpiece and microphone for two-way audio, and network connectivity for two-way communications.

In summary, these technologies leverage IoT to streamline asset management and visibility to increase efficiency, productivityand safety, while reducing risk. If you are not ready to deploy such technologies, you might soon be out of the game for Industry 4.0 and the next industrial revolution.

We, together with our partner CBT, can help you determine what technology investment is right for you in this field. Request a demo here.

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