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Posted On: 21 February 2019 10:58 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:20 pm

'Smart vests’ by MOI to help labourers fight extreme heat

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Qatar Tribune reported that the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has introduced its latest innovation, the “Smart Vest”, which protects workers from the hot weather and alerts about the health status of the worker.

The smart vest, among other innovations including a Smart Security Investigator, Security Robot, and Automatic Detector for Explosives and Drugs, was the winner of the gold medal in the latest International Innovation Fair (IIF) in Kuwait.

The Smart Vest cools the body of a labourer working in the external hot sites. This jacket features an intelligent system that measures the body's vital signals, such as heart impulses and breathing times, and draws its energy through a solar cell fitted with a jacket.

Once the worker's condition exceeds the normal rates of any number of heartbeats or breathing times or decreases, the jacket sends warning messages via a small computer to the administrator in the control room. It can also reveal whether the worker is stuck on the ground. In light of the indications given, medics help him.

The International Labor Organization (ILO) praised the invention at the annual conference held in Geneva. The organization called on all countries with hot weather in the world to apply this invention from the State of Qatar, making Qatar the leading nation in preserving labour rights and human rights.

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