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Date

March 20, 2019

Title

AI technology for quantifying physical load and providing effective feedbacks using sensor suit devices

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Overview of physical load recognition with AI

Hitachi and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (DFKI) jointly developed an AI based technology for quantifying physical load on a worker wearing a sensor suit and for providing effective feedbacks on the movement of each body part. This AI technology performs real-time recognition and quantification of physical load exerted on a worker's body during work by using the motion data of each body part obtained through sensors in wearable devices. This technology makes it possible to provide effective feedback to workers on their differences from the model worker in the movement of each body part.

Hitachi and DFKI will utilize the newly developed AI driven technology for operation assistance and prevention of dangerous actions in order to contribute to ensuring workers' safety, managing workers' health, and improving worker education in various production sites. Also, even though this AI technology was originally developed for workers in manufacturing industry and in maintenance or carrier businesses as a technology to measure and evaluate the movement of a human body, it is also expected to be applied in other industries such as sports or entertainment in the future. Moreover, drawing on previously developed human activity recognition AI, Hitachi and DFKI will aim to realize more efficient and safer working environment by contributing to the improvement of productivity.

Hitachi and DFKI will exhibit part of this technology at Hannover Messe 2019, hall 2, booth C59, to be held from 1-5 April 2019 in Hannover, Germany.

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