• 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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  • Australian Financial Review

    8th July, 2015

    SmartCap’s innovative solutions to address fatigue recently drew attention from Australia’s most respected financial news publication, the Australian Financial Review. The articles discusses the growing number of Australians having their brains monitored in the workplace with major Australian companies embracing SmartCap’s technology as a way of reducing the impact of fatigue on the safety and productivity of their staff.

  • SmartCap in an Office Environment

    6th July, 2015

    While SmartCap is mostly used in the mining and trucking sectors Fairfax reporter Peter Ker tests how SmartCap performs throughout the day in an office environment. Given SmartCap’s ability to measure alertness it is only a matter of time before users in all sorts of workplaces adopt the technology. High pressure roles such as nurses, surgeons, stockbrokers, lawyers, police and defence forces could all use SmartCap as their personal fatigue warning system.

  • SmartCap racks up half a million hours.

    13th April, 2015

    Australian miners pass 500,000 hours of monitoring operator fatigue with SmartCap.

    SmartCap has reached a significant milestone with more than 500,000 hours of operator hours captured by a major coal mining company in Australia. SmartCap has been deployed by a number of mining companies to monitor fatigue among operators in order to minimise safety incidents related to fatigue. SmartCap is a unique technology that measures brainwaves utilising electroencephalograph or EEG technology. By detecting the very low voltages that are generated on the skin due to brain activity SmartCap is able to analyse the EEG data and determine a corresponding level of alertness.

  • Welcome to the Cloud

    13th April, 2015

    SmartCap Technologies has developed SmartCap Remote that utilizes 3G or 4G networks allowing for remote monitoring of operator fatigue in real time.