• Life by SmartCap brings leading science to more industries

    24th May, 2017

    SmartCap’s patented EEG sensors and independently validated algorithm remains at the heart of their latest innovation, but the Life product suite boasts an array of new features that opens up a range of new applications.

    The first generation product the SmartCap (Top) and SmartCap Technologies latest innovation Life by SmartCap (Bottom). The wearable LifeBand can be inserted into any type of headwear including hardhats, beanies, and caps. 

    SmartCap’s legacy of providing in-vehicle early warning alerts are now accompanied by a Smartphone application that receives the information from the LifeBand wearable in real-time, via Bluetooth. For the first time, workers can monitor their alertness anywhere, anytime. The Life App also provides the user with personal reports and progress tracking to support wellness initiatives.

    SmartCap’s innovators were passionate about crafting a piece of technology that would further empower users to manage their own fatigue and give companies the broadest spectrum of data possible. Management can now use LifeHub, SmartCap’s cloud-hosted analytics suite to observe company-wide holistic trends and use real data to complement their approach to managing risk.

    The LifeBand is more comfortable than the first-generation SmartCap product and has an inbuilt battery that lasts 7x longer.

    SmartCap Technologies Chief Technology Officer and the inventor of the unique SmartCap algorithm Dr. Daniel Bongers believes that Life is a huge step forward.

    “Life really takes our core technology to a whole new level.” Dr. Bongers said.

    “Our vision was to allow individuals to manage their fatigue no matter where they are, so they can get home safe every day. To see this vision come to life has been extremely exciting and so far, the feedback from our customers has been tremendously positive.”

    Further information about Life by SmartCap can be found here

  • PRESS RELEASE: Major investment to aid SmartCap’s Global Expansion

    22nd May, 2017

    SmartCap’s ground-breaking product, Life, is the world’s most effective fatigue monitoring solution that provides real-time feedback, helping drivers manage their own alertness, anywhere, anytime. The technology also allows supervisors access to data that enables them to make fact-based decisions that keep their workforce safe.

    Today the company announced it had secured funding from Jolimont Global, a private equity group that invests in high growth mining equipment, technology, and services companies,

    SmartCap CEO, Dush Wimal, said the investment would principally be used to expand the company’s reach internationally. “We are obviously thrilled with the investment from such a highly-regarded firm, which is a terrific vote of confidence in SmartCap.” Mr. Wimal said.  “This partnership will help us expand more aggressively into the global mining and other markets, and offer the benefit of the Life product to many more customers.”

    Jolimont Global Chief Investment Officer, Charles Gillies, said that this investment would help drive innovation and productivity improvements in the mining and other industries.  “We are very impressed with the SmartCap team and its ability to execute in complex and dynamic markets.” Mr. Gillies said. “Life is a world leading product in predictive fatigue management and will drive a step change in safety and productivity.”

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    About SmartCap Technologies

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    Founded in 2009, SmartCap Technologies is an innovative wearables company located in Brisbane, Australia. The technology behind Life by SmartCap was initially developed to overcome the limitations of fatigue monitoring technologies. Today, SmartCap is used by some of the world’s largest companies and has expanded beyond mining.   

    For more, visit www.smartcaptech.com and follow us @smartcaponline and on LinkedIn.

    For all media inquiries please contact Ms. Kristy Hamilton: 

     

    About Jolimont Global Mining Systems

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    Jolimont Global invests in high growth mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies. The METS sector presents outstanding investment opportunities, magnified in an environment of volatile commodity prices and historically high operating costs. Mining companies rely increasingly on METS companies to provide incremental as well as step-change solutions to improve productivity and lower costs.

    Jolimont Global has a highly experienced senior executive team with extensive commercial experience in mining, technology, private equity and finance. Jolimont Global is a joint venture between Jolimont Capital, a technology investor founded in 2003 and Resource Capital Funds.

    www.jolimontgms.com

  • PRESS RELEASE: SmartCap Technologies’ Fatigue Monitoring Solution Introduced to the Geotab Marketplace

    29th March, 2017

    Life App Integration Enhances Driver and Road Safety

     

    Toronto, Ontario – 29 March, 2017 – SmartCap Technologies, the thought leaders in fatigue management, today announced the availability of their Life by SmartCap App on the Geotab Marketplace, a go-to source for top organizations requiring GPS fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions.

    The cloud-hosted analytics gathers the broadest spectrum of fatigue data including everything from company-wide holistic trends to individual profiling. With real-time alerts delivered in MyGeotab, managers and dispatchers have powerful insight for decision support, risk mitigation and operational efficiencies.

    Life by SmartCap is a world leading, effective fatigue monitoring solution for reducing risk, increasing safety and efficiency while improving driver retention through health and wellness programs.

    The Life by SmartCap App works hand in hand with the wearable EEG LifeBand to provide real-time fatigue level alerts anywhere, anytime via Bluetooth®. Installed on your preferred device, the Life App provides the driver with actionable visual and audible alerts on a user-friendly interface, allowing them to proactively manage their own alertness.

    SmartCap Technologies Director of Sales, Brady Marcus, shared his thoughts on the new alliance, “Our partnership with Geotab reflects our shared goal of providing safer roads that get everyone home safe every day, while increasing productivity and efficiency.”

    “Discovering new tools to improve on-road safety is a consistent focus for Geotab. With real-time fatigue monitoring alerts, Life by SmartCap will not only help improve driver safety, but is also a true testament to the innovative technology available on the Geotab Marketplace,” said Joey Marlow, Vice President of U.S. Operations.

    The Geotab Marketplace is a robust complement to the MyGeotab platform that provides customers with an extensive ecosystem of valuable business-focused applications and add-ons. Utilized by companies with fleets large and small, the Marketplace offers key applications to more than 14,000 Geotab customers and is on track to feature over 200 third party applications by the end of the year, further solidifying the company’s leadership in commercial telematics.

    To learn more about the Geotab Marketplace and its complement to MyGeotab, please visit www.geotab.com/marketplace.

     

     

    About Geotab

    Geotab securely connects commercial vehicles to the internet, providing advanced web-based analytics to better manage your fleet. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with a company’s other data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons. Processing more than 1 billion data points a day, Geotab leverages big data and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve stronger compliance to regulatory changes. The company’s products are represented and sold worldwide through its Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit www.geotab.com and follow us @GEOTAB and on LinkedIn.


     

    About SmartCap Technologies

    SmartCap Technologies produces a headband that can be easily integrated into any headwear (cap, hardhat, beanie or worn as a headband). The wearable technology uses the gold standard in sleep science, EEG technology to measure brain activity to determine an individual’s alertness and fatigue levels. Our previous product the SmartCap has been used across 5 different continents and has been adopted by several industries, including trucking. In 2016 our new product Life by SmartCap was launched along with the Life App that can connect to the LifeBand via Bluetooth. Users are able to be their own fatigue manager and monitor their fatigue anywhere, anytime. The headband is now self-serviceable and has 7x longer battery life. To learn more, please visit www.smartcaptech.com and follow us @smartcaponline and on LinkedIn.

     

    For all media inquiries please contact Ms. Kristy Hamilton:

     

  • PRESS RELEASE: SmartCap joins forces with Vareli Tecnac to tackle fatigue in India’s mining industry

    22nd December, 2016
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    International Mining and Machinery Exhibition 2016, Kolkata-India. (From Left) SmartCap VP of Global Sales Mr. Darryn Fisher with Vareli Tecnac VP of National Resources Mr. Uday Banerjee.

    Brisbane, QLD Australia – 22 December 2016-SmartCap Technologies, the thought leaders in driver fatigue, are pleased to announce our new partnership with India’s leading IT solution provider Vareli Tecnac as our distributor to the Indian mining market. With our shared focus on providing innovative technologies to this growing region, SmartCap & Vareli hope to have a strong influence on the mining industry.

    In recent times, India’s mining industry has progressed with investment in technologies that prioritize worker’s safety and wellness, reduce risk, and improve operating performance. Both Vareli and SmartCap recognize a need in the market for accurate wearable technology that eliminates microsleeps and ultimately reduces the number of fatigue-related incidents and fatalities in the workplace.

    VP of SmartCap’s Global Sales Mr. Darryn Fisher, shared his thoughts on the new alliance “On the back of a very strong year across many global mining regions this partnership between Vareli Tecnac and SmartCap offers a wonderful opportunity to further our mission of getting everyone home safe every day.” 

    One of those opportunities included SmartCap being invited to showcase their new product Life by SmartCap at Vareli’s booth at the International Mining and Machinery Exhibition in Kolkata, India. The four-day exhibition which took place in early November of this year featured 400+ exhibitors, 10,000+ business visitors and an exhibition display area that covered 100,000 square meters.

    The peaked interest in workplace safety technologies was evident during the event, with many people stopping in their tracks to learn more about the new SmartCap product. “I was very pleased to see the amount of interest by the industry and investment by Australian companies at IMME with the Austrade area being a hive of activity throughout the event.” Mr. Fisher said.

    This new partnership provides SmartCap with the opportunity to collaborate and develop new long-term business relationships with some of Vareli’s partners. This includes companies like Wenco International Mining Systems, that specialize in providing leading solutions for fleet management, production optimization and high-precision machine guidance, real time asset health monitoring and dispatch operations. Another notable partner of Vareli’s is Australian manufacturing company Motium, that design high quality components for computing solutions in transportation, automotive and rugged environments.

     

    For more information, contact SmartCap Marketing Manager Ms. Kristy Hamilton at

     

    For more information about:

    Vareli Tecnac: http://www.vareli.co.in/index.html

    Wenco International Mining Systems: http://www.wencomine.com/

    Motium: http://www.motium.com/

  • PRESS RELEASE: SmartCap Announced as a finalist in the 8th Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup

    14th December, 2016

     

    Brisbane, QLD Australia – 14 December 2016- SmartCawt-iwc-finalist-safety-securityp Technologies are excited to announce that it has been named as a finalist in the 8th Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup. SmartCap Technologies is a finalist in both the Smart Clothing and the Safety & Security categories for its new product Life by SmartCap.

    With over 400 wearable solutions submitted from across the globe, the SmartCap team are thrilled about being one of the few finalists. Out of the 29 nominated finalists, only 6 will be awarded as WT Innovators of the Year 2017.

    Founder and CTO of SmartCap Technologies Dr. Daniel Bongers said, “We are incredibly proud to be nominated for this award, and truly appreciate being recognized for our innovative approach to helping everyone get home safe, every day.”

    SmartCap’s nominations follow its recent success at the 2016 Queensland Export Awards, where it was named Queensland Exporter of the Year and also won in the Health and Biotechnology category.

    The swt-iwc-finalist-smart-clothingix WT Innovators of the year will be selected at the 20th Wearable Technologies Conference in Munich on February 7th 2017.

     

     

    For all media enquiries please contact Ms. Kristy Hamilton on +61 7 3870 2554 or email

  • PRESS RELEASE: Excitement builds for launch of new product ‘Life’ by SmartCap MINExpo 2016

    27th September, 2016

    Brisbane, QLD Australia – 27 September 2016- SmartCap Technologies, leader in driver fatigue monitoring, will be launching their new product Life at 10:30 am on September 27th 2016 at MINExpo 2016 in Las Vegas. Their new product will be a welcomed addition to their SmartCap line, which was first established in 2008 and has since contributed to getting their customers home safe, every day.

    SmartCap has always focused on producing unique alertness wearables that are comfortable, accurate and protect the user’s privacy. With the new product taking SmartCap to the next level, customers are expected to experience even more satisfaction with the new design features.

    What will set Life by SmartCap apart from the previous product offering is the focus on the end user. Although SmartCap innovators are keeping most of the new product details under wraps, they can reveal that there is a strong focus on creating a community of users.

    In a market saturated with inaccurate camera based fatigue monitoring technology, Life is a breath of fresh air for industries seeking an accurate alternative. No one is immune to the infectious pre-launch excitement, not even SmartCap Technologies CEO Mr. Dush Wimal.

    “Personally, I am really excited about the launch of our new product Life at MINExpo 2016.” Mr. Wimal said.

    “This is the biggest mining exhibition in the world and I can’t think of a better launch platform for Life than MINExpo 2016. SmartCap has already taken a market leading position in the Mining market over the last 12 months. With the launch of Life we will be able to help more people manage their fatigue and alertness anywhere, anytime.”

    Mr. Dush Wimal and the SmartCap Team will be at MINExpo from the 26th until the 28th of September at booth #28035. People that can’t attend MINExpo are welcome to visit the team at the American Trucking Association Conference from October 1st until the 4th 2016 at booth #1207.

     

    For all media enquiries please contact Kristy Hamilton on +61 7 3870 2554 or email

  • SmartCap Technologies announced as one of Gartner’s “Cool Vendors for 2016.”

    16th June, 2016

    On April, 28, 2016 SmartCap was designated as one of Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Wearable Electronics for Enterprise, 2016”.

    “We at SmartCap are proud and honored to be listed in Gartner’s ‘Cool Vendors in Wearable Electronics for Enterprise 2016’ said Dush Wimal, CEO of SmartCap Technologies. “The growth of the wearables technology sector will play a vital role in employee health and safety in the future. While SmartCap is a ‘Cool’ product, it plays a very important role in making sure that the wearers of SmartCap get #HomeSafeEveryday.”

    As indicated in the report by analysts Angela McIntyre, Michele Reitz, Wm. L. Hahn, Annette Zimmermann, Olive Huang and Tuong Huy Nguyen,” The vendors selected for this report have innovative technology, but are above the media hype created by other vendors that make claims of hardware capabilities years before they are ready for practical use. Because vendors highlighted in this report are less often in the popular media, they may be below the radar of CIOs considering wearable devices.”

    Mr Wimal says “This is also true in the fatigue monitoring space. There are a number of camera based technologies measuring symptoms of fatigue or counting microsleeps and alerting the operator after the fact. These technologies not only have a very high rate of false alarms, but customers often find the operator’s decision making capabilities and reaction times are severely impaired by the time an alarm is generated. If you look beneath the hype, it is also a well-documented fact that a person who is in a fatigue state experiences microsleeps with their eyes open. The camera based technologies fails to detect these microsleeps, which puts the operators at risk.”

    SmartCap is the only fatigue monitoring technology in the world that has been independently verified to have a greater than 98% accuracy (not achieved by any other competitor) and also provides the earliest possible alarms to prevent the operators from ever having a microsleep. World class organisations and the market themselves are far more aware of the differences between the technologies which has resulted in a number of key customers replacing their camera based fatigue technologies with SmartCap.

     

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