For us in Emphasis Telematics, technology means the aspiration to move forward, always working together to improve and do better. It means creative and revolutionary thinking, evolutionary and innovatory problem solving, all in order to bring the technology available to our clients in the form of integrated products and services.
We are participating in major research projects to develop innovative solutions in collaboration with public stakeholders, the industry, the academic community and our customers.
Sense&React envisages the use of customised, role-specific user interfaces provided through mobile devices in order to support shop-floor personnel mainly during naval production and maintenance tasks. Sense&React also envisages the use of sensors for enchasing visibility of shop floor operations.
During the project Emphasis Telematics designed and implemented a platform for collecting and processing sensor data concerning awareness on the production shop floor. This platform, following a scalable and expandable architecture, has the ability to integrate data from various sources, such as:
- Shop floor PLCs through an OPC interface
- Shop floor legacy systems through custom SW interfaces
- Wireless or wired sensor networks deployed on the shop floor for this purpose
As a result of the collected data the platform can deliver information on business level regarding the production process status.
The Sense&React information distribution system for manufacturing
Visit http://www.sense-react.eu/ to find more information about the project.
INTERACT Interactive Manual Assembly Operations for the Human-Centered Workplaces of the Future. The project focuses on utilize workers’ knowledge on executing manual assembly tasks and include it in the digital tools used to support design, verification, validation, modification and continuous improvement of human-centred, flexible assembly workplaces.
Within the project Emphasis Telematics designed and implemented a wireless sensor network platform for tracking manual assembly operations based on the worker’s body motions. This platform, following a scalable and expandable architecture, consists of several wireless sensor nodes and a central base station which collects and processes data coming from the nodes. For the INTERACT project the implementation included the following sensors:
- A dataglove for tracking hand postures and applied forces
- An IMU for tracking motion of body, assembly parts and tools
- A foot sensor for tracking worker walking
As a result of the collected data the platform can deliver information on business level regarding the progress of manual assembly operations..
INTERACT Data Glove Demonstrator
Visit http://www.interact-fp7.eu/ to find more information about the project.
MyCar “Flexible assembly processes for the Car of the Third Millennium” focuses on the development of a new paradigm in the way modern passenger cars and heavy trucks are assembled in order to enable ultimate degree of car customisation.
Visit http://www.mycar-project.eu/ to find more information about the project.
The TRACK&TRADE project “Building a data mart for floating car data” aims at exploiting the untapped resource of Floating Car Data (FCD) as a cost-efficient means for the accurate assessment of traffic conditions. The scope of the project is to development and creation of a Web-based data mart for the collection of Floating Car Data (FCD) and the provision of value-added services
Visit andtrade.org/ to find more information about the project.