Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like vest, helmet and goggles are mandatory in certain hazardous work places. We built a vision intelligence based AI model that can monitor PPE compliance by employees. Our team developed this model using the latest advances in training Machine Learning model using Neural Networks. We optimized this model to run in inexpensive embedded systems. We connect a camera to this device and run our model to track the PPE compliance. Thus this camera becomes a smart camera capable of detecting PPE. This device can be installed in entrances to monitor adherence of PPE when employee enter the hazardous areas. We can easily configure this device to send notifications of any violations. Our team designed this device with employee privacy in our minds. The device doesn’t record or transmit video frame. In fact, this device works in stand-alone mode and doesn’t have to be connected to any network.
This is a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) trained to detect Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) compliance in an industrial setting. This model is trained using the MobileNet SSD Neural Network. This is part of our work to build smaller, faster Computer Vision models to perform real time pedestrian and object detect in different settings in the Safety, Surveillance and Compliance space in any industry. Our goal is to build these models that are small enough to run on the edge i.e in small devices like a drone.
A demo of using our Machine Learning Computer Vision detector to detect PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that include safety vest and helmet in an industrial setting.