Guardhat, a Detroit-based supplier of smart industrial safety products, has partnered with Atlanta startup FireHUD Inc., which offers biometric monitoring devices that prevent overexertion, to provide employers with a holistic view of the worksite.
The partnership will pair FireHUD’s BioTrac Platform, a real-time monitoring system that tracks the physiology of individuals through an arm-worn device, with Guardhat’s KYRA platform, which is designed to allow devices and sensors to communicate directly with personnel, providing actionable intelligence that gives companies the ability to prioritize and take immediate, future, and preemptive action.
“Guardhat’s ultimate goal is to better protect the industrial workforce with advanced safety insight,” says Rony RoyChoudhury, executive vice president of growth at Guardhat. “FireHUD hit the ground running, and their technology brings real-time biometric monitoring to our KYRA platform. We want to align our mission and enter the market jointly, greatly expanding the number of ways in which we can monitor and protect individuals working the most demanding careers.”
By integrating FireHUD monitoring with Guardhat’s KYRA platform, users now will have a more holistic view of the worksite, according to the companies, including the ability to receive and send instant alerts in the event of a fall, exposure to toxic gases, lockout zones, proximity to moving equipment, and more.
“The KYRA platform allows us to easily integrate our real-time physiological monitoring solution into their system in on-premise or cloud scenarios,” says Zack Braun, CEO of FireHUD. “Ultimately, allowing our complementary solutions to usher in a new era of safety for workers in the most extreme environments.”
RoyChoudhury adds, “During development, we knew that we needed a platform that could easily enhance and integrate with newly developed wearable technology. To see this come to life with companies like FireHUD has been extremely rewarding. We look forward to continuing the momentum and becoming the industrial and biotech platform of choice for all wearables.”
Guardhat currently holds eight patents across the areas of connect worker, real-time location systems, and wearable solutions.
The FireHUD platform has been implemented in select U.S. Air Force bases and first responder units across the U.S.