ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SERVES WORKPLACE SAFETY.
The products of the ICOY Company. are advanced systems of support to safety and prevention of accidents at work. In particular, reference is made to the activities that concern the storage and production areas where mobile operating vehicles such as forklifts (forklifts) are used, every year, leading to many fatal accidents for investment and crushing.
ICOY MOVER Forklift ®
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ICOY MOVER Forklift®
This solution has been designed and developed to immediately indicate the presence of individuals in a predefined danger zone near the transport vehicle. The driver's visibility is often limited due to the structure of the forklift truck itself and objects on the ground. The solution considers the combined speeds of the vehicle and the person and activates alarms depending on the direction of movement. ICOY MOVER Forklift® employs various Detection & Tracking algorithms for people to deduce their approach or departure from the critical zone.
“IMMEDIATE DETECTION OF EVENTS THAT POSE A RISK TO OPERATOR SAFETY, THE SYSTEM ISSUES AUDIO AND VIDEO ALERTS.”
This innovative solution, developed by the Itway research team, has surpassed the inherent limitations of technologies used until now in personnel detection, such as infrared (IR) or radio frequency (RF) motion detection applications and systems. Instead, an innovative image analysis technique has been adopted, already used in many fields but never in an industrial context: Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Deep Learning. Deep Learning (*) enables AI to automatically define a set of features that can be used to create an image content classification and thus recognize the presence of people.
The system activates when a person is detected within the danger area and ends after 0.5 seconds when no person is detected in the danger area. The cameras capture 30 frames per second, and the system analyzes each frame in search of people and other moving objects, assessing whether they are within the danger area dynamically (considering the speed of the person and the forklift). For illustrative purposes, we provide a possible user interface “Danger Area Visualization.”
(*) Deep Learning is a subfield of machine learning that relies on multi-level automatic learning from input data. Each deeper level takes the output data from the previous level as input, extracting increasingly more information as depth increases.
ADAPTABILITY OF THE ICOY® SYSTEM
The ICOY MOVER Forklift® solution includes cameras, PCs, and an internal display to signal the presence of people visually and audibly within the safety perimeter. It may also be possible to signal the presence of people and other vehicles.
Installation of 3 cameras to assist the operator in low-visibility situations, especially during reverse driving or loading/unloading operations in confined indoor spaces such as warehouses.
Lift with 4 Steering Wheels Installation of 7 cameras to support the operator in low-visibility situations, particularly during driving or loading/unloading operations, whether the telescopic arm is lowered or in the raised position. The 7 cameras cover a 360° safety perimeter area.
Installation of 5 cameras to assist the operator in low-visibility situations, especially during reverse driving or loading/unloading operations.