This algorithm detects workplace accidents before they happen

This algorithm detects workplace accidents before they happen

In 2021, there were more than 3,000 fatal and 2.9 million non-fatal accidents in workplaces across the EU. Perhaps unsurprisingly, more than a fifth of these incidents occurred within the construction sector. All of which, in theory, were preventable.

Stockholm-based company Buddywise has built a computer vision algorithm that scans the workplace and warns you of potentially dangerous situations. It also sends emergency alerts in the event of an injury or death. The company says it is working towards an “injury-free future.”

“Everyone should be able to go home unharmed after one day of work, so we cannot accept the status quo,” said Buddywise co-founder and CEO Lamin Fai, who previously worked for 10 years as vice president of safety and digitalization at Wind Energy. “. Energy giant Vattenfall.