DSS Group Members win Unearthed Melbourne Hackathon: IoT Meets PPE

August 22nd, 2016


Phil Valencia, Ahmad El Shoghri, and Karl Von Richter were part of a CSIRO/RMIT team that won the Unearthed Hackathon in Melbourne in December 2015.

The team addressed two real-world challenges simultaneously – The Smart Phone of Things supplied by Anglo American, and ‘How can we improve safety in the workplace with wearable devices?’ by Newcrest. The PPE of Things prototype involved employing low cost Bluetooth sensing technologies to inform mine staff of potential safety hazards.

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