New Work – The Safe & Smart Workplace
The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we look at working at the office. We will need to keep our social distance, avoid physical contact and improve our hygiene. The office will need to become resilient. A safe haven. A place where health, wellbeing and productivity are key. Technology will have a major role in this transformation.
The office building of The Beacon will be the testing ground for companies that want to test their technology in a real-life dynamic environment. The “New Work” project will assess the user acceptance of each technology.
Social Distancing is one of the key recommendations to mitigate the spreading of any virus or bacteria. New Work will test four wearables and one app that provide solutions to this end. Curious how some of the participants’ devices work? Then check out the videos at the bottom of the page.
Rombit combines social distance monitoring and contact tracing in one wearable that uses ultra-wide band technology.
Maggy uses the latest Bluetooth technology to detect other devices in the defined range, and giving auditive and vibrating signals to its wearer.
Lopos’ safe distance wearables will alert the user by means of a visual, auditive and vibration, using ultra-wide band technology.
The BringMe Shield is a wearable that uses NFC and alerts the user by means of sound.
Residents and visitors of the building will be able to flag issues, such as the depletion of consumables or the need of an intervention in the lavatories and coffee corners. This touchless, no-app, IoT platform provide a seemless interaction with the office management. We’ll look at the impact on hygiene, the perception of it, and the collaboration between office management and tenants.
Guardian COVID is a software solution that helps companies to implement social distancing and manage COVID policies. With Guardian COVID, we strengthen teams through reliable measurements, COVID specific risk management, real-time KPI dashboards, centralised alerting, site activity hotspots, and contact tracing networks.
The reception is a high-risk area during a pandemic. Many places have temporarily withdrawn their reception staff during the lockdown. HelloLisa is a virtual reception that will directly connect our visitors to their hosts by means of a touch-screen interface and a Microsoft Teams integration.
Ipee’s solutions will make two of our sanitary blocks handsfree, and will optimize the usage of water. Handsfree controls contributes to the hygiene on the shop floor, avoiding the unnecessary spreading of bacteria and viruses.
Private LoRa Sensors
The LoRaWAN beacon of MCS is a quick and effective solution to monitor occupancy by registering Bluetooth and WiFi signals of people in the lunch area. The information helps to avoid overcrowding this high-risk place. MCS will also provide air quality sensors that will monitor the indoor air in the meeting rooms
The lobby is a place where incoming and outgoing residents and visitors meet, and is therefore a high-risk area. NTT will monitor the occupancy rate and social distance in the waiting area, feeding the information back to the guests by displaying it on TV screens. The compact thermal camera kiosk with integrated hand sanitizer can be used by the visitors to perform a self-check while waiting.
Savitas QR helps organisations to prevent a local outbreak of COVID-19 in their workplace through low-threshold, anonymous contact tracing. By scanning QR code stickers across the company, high-risk contacts between workers are registered. A worker can self-report in case of an infection, thereby anonymously notifying his/her colleagues that they are at risk. No app or registration required.
Signs That Work & Cue Design
Recommendations, sensitization and information is often perceived as restrictive or directive. Signs That Work uses light to show directions and display information in an elegant and attractive way. A higher level of compliance with health & safety measures can be obtained.
Shared spaces within buildings, such as lunchrooms and meeting rooms, are considered high-risk areas. Spacewell’s Cobundu platform will be used to monitor these areas, assess their safety & compliance, and assist the building occupants. Headcount sensors will monitor the space usage of the lunch area, giving tenants real-time visibility in the crowdedness. Air quality sensors will monitor the meeting rooms to promote the health and productivity of collaboration spaces.
Handsfree door latch
The custom-made 3D printed door handles can be manipulated with the elbow, without the need to use your hands. They will be the final piece to the completely touchless restrooms on the 5th floor.
Verhaert - Masters in Innovation
The machine vision and AI enhanced camera setup provices safety information and allows tenants to make informed decision. Real-time feedback will inform tenants about the occupancy rate, social distance and wearing of masks in the lunch room.
Thermal cameras can provide a pretty accurate indication of the body temperature, by measuring the skin temperature. SeekScan is an integrated booth that can be used by the tenants to screen themselves or their visitors.
An all-in-one kiosk containing sensors, artifical intelligence, image recognition and smart data to optimize access control and improve security
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End of the test
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