twICEme entering a new segment through their safety helmet with Guardio

May 14, 2020

twICEme technology is entering the protective work gear segment and launching our first safety helmet ARMET together with the Swedish innovative brand Guardio. The twICEme technology provides a fast and reliable safety tool in the workplace and takes twICEme one step further to our vision of making vital info accessible – everywhere to everyone.

twICEme x Guardio

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In 2020, only a year after the launch of twICEme technology in the market, we are expanding into protective work gear segment. Together with the Swedish equipment producer Guardio, the safety helmet ARMET with an integrated twICEme technology device will be released. The ARMET safety helmet is a piece of all-around safety personal protective equipment (PPE) and has integrated both twICEme, for instant access to vital info, as well as a brain-protective tool provided by MIPS.

The ARMET safety helmet is designed to provide safety and protection to physical laborers within many different industries. The safety helmet is suitable for any industry where workers are exposed to a higher risk of endangering their safety and might suffer from a work-related accident. High-risk industries are, for example, the construction industry, mountain rescue, firefighting, agriculture, forestry, mining, or workplaces with a risk of falling, such as roofing.    

The safety helmet was introduced at a digital press conference on May 13th with Guardio and Orange Business Services. The conference surrounded the subject of how digital solutions can provide safety and efficiency in the workplace, especially in the construction industry. In accordance with the recommendations by the Public Health Agency of Sweden (Folkhälsomyndigheten), the press conference was held digitally. During these challenging times, we wanted to do our part and arrange the press conference in the safest way possible and hinder further spread of COVID-19.

Christian Connolly, CEO and Jack Svensson, COO presents the twICEme concept at the digital press conference.
Christian Connolly, CEO and Jack Svensson, COO presents the twICEme concept at the digital press conference.

How twICEme can provide safety and contribute to a secure work environment

The twICEme technology could potentially provide life-saving value for many workers, especially in industries with frequent safety issues and high numbers of work-related accidents. Aside from potentially saving the lives of exposed workers, twICEme technology can contribute to a safe and protected atmosphere, making employees feel secure throughout the day at work. Looking after the employees’ protection is part of management’s moral responsibility, especially in industries with known safety issues and high numbers of work-related accidents.

A concerning safety issue at high-risk workplaces is that the people working there might not have quick and easy access to vital information about their colleagues in case of an emergency. The issue of lacking information about the patient (such as ICE-contacts and health issues) will, in turn, affect the first responders’ ability to help them. Instead of being informed and able to instantly provide help, they must first waste time on locating vital information about the person. In critical situations where every minute counts, twICEme could provide life-changing value. Through a quick scan with a smartphone, twICEme will provide useful, accurate, and updated information - provided by the patient themselves. The vision for twICEme technology has always been to provide vital information and safety for everyone - everywhere. Entering the protective workwear segment is taking one step further towards fulfilling that goal.

Safety issues in the workplace

Construction sites are a particularly dangerous place for workers. Statistics provided by the Swedish Arbetsmiljöverket (Swedish Work Environment Authority) state that the construction industry has had the highest number of work-related injuries in the past ten years. Many of which are severe and resulting in long-time leave of absence for the workers or, in worst-case, even death. Håll Nollan, a Swedish organization working towards putting an end to work-related injuries for construction workers, presented statistics on how often accidents occur on construction sites. On average, they show that five severe injuries occur every single day which leads to a month, or longer, sick leave for the affected construction worker.

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