Location based Manufacturing Safety Services

Location based Manufacturing Safety Services

The LOMSAS project intends to provide a low-cost infrastructure for manufacturing that will facilitate track/tracing and safety conditions for workers through IoT testbeds.

The solution

Imec testbed facilities for industry 4.0 and robotics research. The testbed facilities have been upgraded with new robotics and new location-based services.
UWB COVID-19. As a first use case for infrastructure-free UWB distance estimation, social distancing wearables have been developed. UWB based collision warnings for forklift trucks
Next, the solutions have been modified to be useable for collision warnings for humans and forklifts.


The goal of the Trinity LOMSAS project was to showcase the feasibility of using a single human wearable for both RTLS appications (requiring significant infrastructure) but also for interactions with robots for e.g. collision warning or zone-based machinery control without requiring large infrastructure costs (e.g. by directly interacting between the UWB wearable and a UWB tag on the machine).


The leap of knowledge resulted in several new innovations: a novel method to improve the accuracy of track&trace using UWB, the introduction of adaptive neighbour discovery update rates to use the wearable with tags of different speeds (e.g. persons & forklift trucks), synchronisation improvements for better incident analysis & energy consumption improvements. These features are crucial for the development of post-LOMSAS solutions.
COVID-19 allowed the project to partly refocus on SafeDistance solutions and to use these as a stepping stone towards our future safety offering, allowing easier market entrance and improved customer insights.

Facts and figures

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  • Start Date - End Date:

    01/07/2020 - 30/06/2021

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  • FSTP Funding:

    107 275,00 €

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  • Project results
    Lopos is fast and agile, they act upon our feedback so Analog Devices can keep operations going during this Covid-19 crisis. Their mobile app allows us to configure the wearables when government or company policies change.

    Michael O’Sullivan, General Manager

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