Augmented reality for interactive assessment and reporting of the risk from exposure to carcinogens and mutagens in the workplace

Authors

  • Andrea Tarallo Fraunhofer Joint Lab IDEAS, University of Naples Federico II, 80125, Naples, Italy
  • Domenico Coccorese Fraunhofer Joint Lab IDEAS, University of Naples Federico II, 80125, Naples, Italy
  • Giuseppe Marannano Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Università degli Studi di Palermo, 90128, Palermo, Italy
  • Carlo Novi Direzione regionale INAIL – CONTARP, 80143, Naples, Italy
  • Gianfranco Miele Direzione regionale INAIL – CONTARP, 80143, Naples, Italy
  • Raffaele d'Angelo Direzione regionale INAIL – CONTARP, 80143, Naples, Italy
  • Antonio Lanzotti Fraunhofer Joint Lab IDEAS, University of Naples Federico II, 80125, Naples, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36125/ijoehy.v12i3.402

Keywords:

augmented reality, risk assessment

Abstract

Exposure substances or carcinogenic or mutagenic mixtures, in a more or less significant way, can be unavoidable in some production contexts. In particular, in addition to the nature, quantity and concentration of the agent, the risk depends on the duration and frequency of exposure. Making the worker aware of the actual level of exposure to a carcinogen in the everyday work environment is therefore a key point. From this point of view, the University of Naples Federico II - DII and INAIL DR Campania have developed DVR+, a software solution that uses a combination of augmented reality and tracking technologies integrated into common tablets and smartphones, aimed at speeding up and simplifying the information flow between safety officers and safety workers. The augmented reality application for mobile devices helps technicians and safety managers in identifying hazards and reporting risks. DVR+ allows you to record all the information associated with the workplaces during the inspection by means of the Inspection 4.0 tool. The data is saved on a remote server and managed via a web application. Workers can access safety information associated with the workplace and can actually increase relative to the context in which they operate. Furthermore, the time spent by a worker in a certain work environment is monitored and, if it exceeds the established period, the worker receives a notification on their smartphone.

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Published

2022-07-01