Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Better Safe than Sorry: Boosting Workplace Safety with Interactive Textiles
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Better Safe than Sorry : Boosting Workplace Safety with Interactive Textiles (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Despite various safety regulations and procedures, work accidents remain a significant problem in the global process industry as well as the Swedish steel industry. In order to address personal safety and safety culture, wearable alert systems based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology were prototyped and tested with steel workers in iterative workshops following the Constructive Design Research approach.

Results show that interactive textile patches worn on the protection gear are a simple way of transmitting personal alerts with light. Another crucial design factor is to enable the communication between the worker, peers and the control room. The visual design can positively impact the acceptance of the patch, but only adds minimal value to the safety culture. The present study contributes to the field research by approaching work place safety and culture with new, innovative IoT and e-textile technologies.

Abstract [sv]

Trots olika säkerhetsbestämmelser och förfaranden förmlir arbetsolyckor ett betydande problem i den globala processindustrin såväl som den svenska stålindustrin. För att ta itu med personlig säkerhet och säkerhetskultur, ett bärbart varningssystem baserade på Internet of Things (IoT)-teknologi prototyperades och testades med stålarbetare i iterativa workshops enligt Constructive Design Research-metoden.

Resultat visar att interaktiva textillappar som bärs på skyddsutrustningen är ett enkelt sätt att överföra personliga varningar med ljus. En annan viktig designfaktor är att möjliggöra kommunikation mellan arbetaren, kollegor och kontrollrummet. Den visuella designen kan påverka acceptansen av patchen positivt, men lägger bara till minimalt värde för säkerhetskulturen. Den föreliggande studien bidrar till fältforskningen genom att närma sig arbetsplatsens säkerhet och kultur med nya, innovativa teknologier för IoToch e-textilier.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 15
Series
TRITA-EECS-EX ; 2019:233
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-257492OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-257492DiVA, id: diva2:1347237
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2019-08-30 Created: 2019-08-30 Last updated: 2019-09-02

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1484 kB)20 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1484 kBChecksum SHA-512
c39e2d04543daa50b9b71fa92dbeffb4f7a4e8214d7e80844b026bdb7713604274bf0b0fc61e35177d2356768b46c356fba455a44ceb30c97c59241c6610e154
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
Computer and Information Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 20 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 72 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf