Promising Technologies and Solutions for Supporting Human Activities in Confined Spaces in Industry

Taynan Silva, Bruno Coelho, Saul Delabrida

Abstract

Although there is a growing concern about accidents and illnesses at work, global statistics still reveal alarming data. It is estimated that 2.78 million people die each year worldwide due to labor factors. In this regard, information systems and automation systems applied to occupational health and safety are gaining prominence for accident prevention. One of the high risk activities that have adopted technology as an ally is working in confined spaces. Currently, non-human entry robotic systems have been widely adopted for this purpose. However, these solutions do not always cover all scenarios, still requiring humans to perform tasks in those locations. Thus, it is expected that the new era of work in confined environments will be increasingly guided by hybrid systems of human-computer interaction. Some solutions from this perspective foresee the use of wearable computing, virtual reality and augmented reality to assist at these locations. The challenges in adopting these new technologies still consist in the characteristics of the environments themselves, which are hostile places with natural blockages for traditional communication and data transmission signals.

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in Harvard Style

Silva T., Coelho B. and Delabrida S. (2021). Promising Technologies and Solutions for Supporting Human Activities in Confined Spaces in Industry. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-509-8, pages 573-580. DOI: 10.5220/0010498205730580


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis21,
author={Taynan Silva and Bruno Coelho and Saul Delabrida},
title={Promising Technologies and Solutions for Supporting Human Activities in Confined Spaces in Industry},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2021},
pages={573-580},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010498205730580},
isbn={978-989-758-509-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Promising Technologies and Solutions for Supporting Human Activities in Confined Spaces in Industry
SN - 978-989-758-509-8
AU - Silva T.
AU - Coelho B.
AU - Delabrida S.
PY - 2021
SP - 573
EP - 580
DO - 10.5220/0010498205730580