Innovation

Air Liquide, Bouygues Construction, CEA and SUEZ develop the first online equipment to improve the safety of their operatives

Air Liquide, Bouygues Construction, CEA and SUEZ, partners in Ideas Laboratory®, a shared innovation laboratory based in Grenoble, France, have designed a collection of online equipment designed to improve the safety of operatives in the field and the ergonomics of their working environment.

After two years of joint studies, the “online operative” project has come to fruition with the launch of the first online sleeve. This is a portable terminal worn on the forearm and compatible with wearing gloves. It complements the range of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by operatives, adding the dimension of new online uses. It is interactive, and will allow employees to be guided, informed and given help in real time when they are working in the field. They also benefit from an innovative system for communicating, collaborating and optimising their efficiency while keeping their hands free, no matter what the weather conditions.