Machine safety and object detection



Every year several injuries or casualties are caused when carrying out some activities in the vicinity of working machinery and moving machinery parts. To improve the safety of employees VTT has developed novel solutions to detect human and non-human objects up to 10 m in harsh industrial environments. Automated machinery requires often accurate positioning and distance measurements to ensure safe and reliable functionality.  VTT has developed methods for fast and extremely accurate 1D distance measurements and 2D/ 3D positioning of one or several simultaneously moving human or non-human objects based on UWB technology (Ultra-Wide-Band). See demonstration videos on UWB positioning below.



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