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Winner - Unearthed Hackathon

posted Dec 6, 2015, 9:07 PM by Prem Prakash Jayaraman   [ updated Dec 6, 2015, 9:14 PM ]

The team from RMIT University and CSIRO have won the Unearthed Hackathon Challenge.


We developed an innovative solution to increase safety and security of personell working in hazardeous areas. Our solution PPEofThings is an Internet of Things-based global awareness system that uses low cost, energy efficient sensing technologies (e.g., iBeacon and TI SensorTag) attached to regular PPE equipment and clothing, such as helmet, safety glasses, etc. PPEofThings makes normal PPE equipment and clothing smart objects capable of detecting and informing mine staff of potential safety hazards such as forgetting to use safety glasses and crossing geo-fences to potentially dangerous areas.


A media article from the Minister for Energy and Resources, Victoria, Lily D’Ambrosio


More infromation about what we developed