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Started social demonstration test of AI camera for heatstroke risk assessment Collaborate with construction companies to verify usefulness against heatstroke issues at construction sites
POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. (Head Office: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President: Kazuya Kugimaru), which is responsible for the research, development and production of the POLA ORBIS Group, has collaborated with three general construction companies to develop a “heat stroke risk judgment AI camera”. We have started verification of usefulness at construction sites from June to September 2023.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/92303/38/resize/d92303-38-b3038b67fbd882825809-0.jpg&s3=92303-38-d6982e94cd43e971e9206b75ebf73b76-1304×649.jpg] ● In cooperation with a construction company, we have started a demonstration test of an AI camera for determining the risk of heat stroke.
POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES has collaborated with Toyota National College of Technology (hereafter, Toyota Technical College) and DUMSCO Co., Ltd., which specializes in system development for construction sites, to develop a heat stroke prevention system that can determine the risk by holding the face up to the camera. (AI camera for determining the risk of heat stroke) (Fig. 1, Supplementary Material 1).
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/92303/38/resize/d92303-38-1bd1c6ca44807e6da296-1.jpg&s3=92303-38-efdd8613b17b73e36f64f1221aae70ec-1599×999.jpg] This time, we have started a social demonstration test to verify the value of introducing a prototype of this system to an actual construction site. Takenaka Corporation, Taikei Construction Co., Ltd., and Sanwa Construction Co., Ltd. cooperated with the test (Supplementary Material 2). From June to September 2023, we will select multiple sites with different scales and construction details from the construction sites of the three companies, and confirm the usefulness and usability of the heat stroke risk assessment AI camera. ●Overview of the demonstration test
A tablet device is placed at the entrance of a rest area, along with the construction worker’s course of action, and the worker holds their face up to the camera several times a day, mainly before the morning assembly and before lunch break, to determine the risk of heat stroke (Fig. 2).
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/92303/38/resize/d92303-38-52f80cf3e0d14272183a-2.jpg&s3=92303-38-1a21eee04feec572a010e50fda3d6b1c-1719×957.jpg] If the risk is determined to be high, the worker reports to the foreman or supervisor, and the foreman or supervisor prioritizes checking the physical condition of the worker at high risk to prevent the onset of heatstroke. increase. In this test, we investigated whether the introduction of this camera would be useful for site managers and foremen in site safety management and process management, whether it would lead to improved health awareness among workers themselves, and whether it would be the most suitable installation location in the site. Verify operation, etc. In addition, based on the information obtained from the test, we will consider more effective ways to use it in the field and identify issues.
●Future development plan
Based on the findings from the demonstration test, improvements will be made toward the summer of 2024. In addition, we plan to publicize the development progress at the 9th Extreme Heat Countermeasures Exhibition (Tokyo) and Construction DX Exhibition (Osaka) to be held this year, and to promote further cooperation within the construction industry.
[Supplementary material 1] About the AI camera for determining the risk of heatstroke
This camera is a system that was developed based on Toyota National College of Technology’s heat stroke risk assessment AI technology, with the expectation that it will be used as a countermeasure against heat stroke at construction sites. It is a mechanism that judges the risk of heatstroke and gives an alert when you hold your face over the camera.
Form: A tablet terminal with a camera equipped with a heatstroke risk assessment AI application.
Function: In vivo risk factors, such as poor physical condition, skipping breakfast, and post-exercise fatigue, are determined from facial images, and external factors such as outside temperature and humidity are also integrated to determine the risk of heatstroke. The result is communicated to the operator with colors and alert sounds. On-site supervisors can check risk judgment data for all personnel on a PC or smartphone.
■ Please refer to the following release for the background of the consideration of this project.
“Social Demonstration Test of Heat Stroke Risk Judgment AI Technology Seeking Collaborators for Construction Businesses to Verify Usefulness at Construction Sites” (February 1, 2023) https://ir.po-holdings.co.jp /news/news/news-7273735601273491569/main/0/link/20230201_AI_s.pdf [Supplementary material 2] Construction companies cooperating in this demonstration test
With the cooperation of the following construction companies, we are planning to rent three construction sites in the Tokyo metropolitan area and one in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, and conduct
demonstration tests with a total of several hundred workers. * Listed in the order in which the collaboration was decided
■ Takenaka Corporation
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Company website: https://www.takenaka.co.jp/
■ Taikei Construction Co., Ltd.
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Company website: https://www.taikei-con.co.jp/
■ Sanwa Construction Co., Ltd.
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Company website: https://www.sgc-web.co.jp/
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