• PRESS RELEASE: Companies in India combat fatigue using life-saving technology

    22nd February, 2017

    Vareli Tecnac and SmartCap Technologies experience success three months into partnership

     

    Brisbane, QLD Australia – 21 February 2017 – Nokia’s manufacturing plant in Chennai, is one of the first organisations in India that will commence using Life by SmartCap, the world’s most effective fatigue monitoring solution. The strategic partnership between SmartCap Technologies & Vareli Tecnac has helped them solidify their position in the Indian market.

    Following the successful launch of Life by SmartCap at IMME 2016, Nokia was the first organization to place an order with Vareli Tecnac. Both SmartCap and Vareli Tecnac consider the increasing amount of interest in the product a reassuring sign that companies are eager to utilize the sophisticated technology that will get their employees home safe, every day.

    Vareli Tecnac’s Vice President Mr. Uday Banerjee stated “Fatigue is one of the biggest killers on India’s roads and the introduction of SmartCap’s new product Life has come at a time when there is an urgency for an innovative solution.”.

    Road safety issues, including drowsy driving, have plagued the region for a number of years. In 2015, the country recorded the highest number of accidents in the world and over the 365 days 15,633 children were killed.

    The drive home after a long shift makes supplying an accurate fatigue monitoring solution crucial for the region, after recent government data was released stating that on average, 16 people tragically lose their lives every hour on India’s roads.

    “We are pleased that so many organisations have approached Vareli and expressed their interest in implementing SmartCap Technologies fatigue monitoring system” Mr. Banerjee said.

    Vareli Tecnac and SmartCap Technologies are determined to make their mark in the region by arming drivers with a wearable device that will not only get users home safe every day, but other road users as well.

    SmartCap Technologies are the thought leaders behind the world’s leading fatigue monitoring solution and Life by SmartCap is the only wearable available that offers accurate fatigue monitoring anywhere, anytime. Currently, their first generation product the SmartCap and newest edition Life is used across 5 different continents. Field tested and validated, SmartCap’s technology boasts a 94.7% accuracy rate and empowers users by giving them real-time fatigue level readings using EEG technology.

     

    For all media inquiries please contact Ms. Kristy Hamilton:

     

    Nokia's Chennai Plant implements fatigue monitoring solution Life by SmartCap (Pictured).

    Nokia’s Chennai Plant implements fatigue monitoring solution Life by SmartCap (Pictured).

     

  • PRESS RELEASE: Fatigue will soon be an issue of the past for Malaysia’s drivers

    15th February, 2017

    Active Telematics and SmartCap Technologies Announce their International Alliance

     

    Brisbane, QLD Australia – 15 February 2017 – SmartCap Technologies, the thought leaders in driver fatigue, have announced their new partnership with Malaysia’s leading telematics solution provider, Active Telematics as their distributor to the Malaysian market.

    Since 2014, Active Telematics have continuously provided their esteemed customers with quality solutions and exceptional product support. Combining Active Telematics vision and SmartCap Technologies passion for providing drivers with sophisticated fatigue monitoring technology, both organization’s hope to have a strong influence on fatigue management in the region.

    The need for technologies to make drivers safer is stronger than ever. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai stated in January of this year that Malaysian roads were getting more deadly. During 2016 7,152 fatalities were reported, a significant jump from 6,706 in 2015. The frightening figures indicate that more needs to be done to target the major causes of road accidents, including fatigue.

    Active Telematics and SmartCap Technologies are working together to not just provide a fatigue monitoring solution to the Malaysian market, but to also help with the behavioral change of drivers and operators with their unique product – Life by SmartCap.  

    Active Telematics Co-Founder and Managing Director Mr. Omar Hatmi elaborated on the goals of the new alliance saying ‘Active Telematics delivers solutions where driver behaviour information is a key focus, along with vehicle performance and utilization’.

    ‘SmartCap is an essential tool for drivers and fleet owners to know the real-time condition of driver fatigue and how to make daily operations safer. We are confident our customers will see the immediate results when they implement SmartCap in their fleets’ Mr. Hatmi said.

     

    For all media inquiries please contact Ms. Kristy Hamilton:

     

    SmartCap gets truckers home safe, every day.

    SmartCap gets truckers home safe, every day.

  • SmartCap Featured on Innovations with Ed Begley Jr.

    7th February, 2017

    On the 28th of January 2017. SmartCap’s segment on Innovations with Ed Begley Jr. featured on the FOX Business Channel. 

    It featured exclusive interviews with members of the SmartCap Technologies team including CEO Mr. Dush Wimal and CTO/Inventor Dr. Daniel Bongers. 

     

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Companies make Life by SmartCap a part of their New Year’s resolution

    1st February, 2017

    Brisbane, QLD Australia – 1 February 2017- Companies across Australia, Africa and the U.S. have started off the new year with SmartCap Technologies innovative wearable, Life by SmartCap, to better manage the fatigue risk of their operators.

    The comprehensive Life by SmartCap product suite started off 2017 strong after successful field testing of the sophisticated system since it’s late 2016 launch at MINExpo in Las Vegas.

    Feedback from SmartCap Technologies current customers in NSW, Australia showed that 80% of operators agreed the LifeBand was comfortable to wear and 86% of those that had used the first generation SmartCap product wanted to switch permanently to Life.

    Introducing the Life App to work hand in hand with the LifeBand empowers operators to manage their own fatigue anywhere, anytime. Life enables operators to monitor their fatigue to and from site on their own mobile device, in addition to the new ruggedized and dedicated in-vehicle Android based Life Display.

    SmartCap Technologies have always believed that personal responsibility plays an important role in managing individual fatigue risk. Real-time alerts and individual reports present fatigue level data in a way which is easy for operators to understand.

    The increasing interest in Life by SmartCap is a reassuring sign that companies are making their operators health, wellness and safety a priority for 2017 whether they are onsite, or offsite.

    SmartCap Technologies VP of Global Sales Mr. Darryn Fisher shared his optimism and said “I am pleased and impressed that global organisations are becoming increasingly aware and leading the way in addressing fatigue risk in today’s working environment.”

    “SmartCap is proud to partner with global industry leaders to deliver such an important initiative and get more operators home safe, every day.” Mr. Fisher said.

    Anyone seeking further information about Life by SmartCap can head to the SmartCap Technologies website or email the company directly at .

     

     

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Life by SmartCap: the solution to fatigue management problems in the workplace

    23rd December, 2016

     

    Brisbane, QLD Australia – 23 December 2016- Fatigue management in the mining industry has come into question after a central Queensland coal miner was awarded over a $1million in damages, following his fatigue related accident on the way home from a 12-hour shift.

    While existing fatigue monitoring technologies lack the capability of providing monitoring on the way to and from work.  SmartCap Technologies product, Life has overcome that limitation by introducing a fatigue monitoring wearable to the market that can be used anywhere, anytime and has the lowest false-alarm rate in the industry, with a 94.7% level of accuracy.

    The LifeBand worn on the user’s head syncs via Bluetooth to their smartphone and this is the key to SmartCap’s successful new product. The introduction of the Life App provides real-time fatigue measurements and allows users to be their own fatigue manager, even when they are offsite.  

    SmartCap Technologies founder and CTO Dr. Daniel Bongers elaborated on the advantages of the new product stating “Our product is not tied to the vehicle or plant like fixed/mounted technologies, Life goes where you go. An operator can finish a shift on site, and use Life to help manage their fatigue on the journey home” he said.

    “Life measures risk directly from brain activity, it is able to detect progression toward eyes-open microsleeps, which are undetectable by camera technologies.” he said.

    Life by SmartCap has the ability to revolutionise fatigue management across a number of industries and most importantly get workers home safe, every day. Anyone interested in finding out more about SmartCap’s new product can head to their website www.smartcaptech.com.

     

    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

    IMME 2016

    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 kristy.hamilton@smartcaptech.com. 

     

    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 kristy.hamilton@smartcaptech.com

  • SmartCap Technologies wins 2016 Queensland Exporter of the Year Award

    25th October, 2016

    The Premier of Queensland's Export Awards - October 20, 2016: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Pat Brunet / Event Photos Australia

    The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards – October 20, 2016: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Pat Brunet / Event Photos Australia. 

    Last Thursday SmartCap Technologies received two awards at the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, including the top prize of the night.

    Competing with other successful Queensland businesses, SmartCap first took out the award for the Health and Biotechnology category for outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services.

    After the winners for each of the twelve different categories were announced, it came time to announce the winner of the top prize. SmartCap Technologies was the stand out Queensland business out of the twelve and they were awarded the 2016 Exporter of the Year Award.

    SmartCap Technologies CEO Mr. Dush Wimal who attended the awards night was overjoyed with the achievement and shared his excitement via social media.

    The Premier of Queensland's Export Awards - October 20, 2016: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Pat Brunet / Event Photos Australia

    SmartCap Technologies CEO Mr. Dush Wimal. The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards – October 20, 2016: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Pat Brunet / Event Photos Australia.


    “This would not have been possible without the incredible team that we have and this includes our wonderful channel partners around the world.” Mr. Wimal said. 

    “Congratulations to the team! Now on to the Nationals”.

     

    The achievement automatically puts SmartCap Technologies in the running for the 54th Australian Export Awards, which takes place next month on November 24th.

  • 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 kristy.hamilton@smartcaptech.com

  • 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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