Addressing the multiple health risks faced by seafarers, SOL-X in Singapore developed a smartwatch exclusively for maritime safety operations and crew wellbeing in 2021. The watch has recently introduced three new features that provide seafarers a safer work environment.
ATEX certified for use in hazardous environments, the SOL-X SmartWatch provides connected wellbeing programs, real time visibility to front line crew operations, and enhances crew situational awareness vessel wide.
The watch’s existing key features include Workload Management, which enables crew to track their Work Rest hours conveniently and accurately from their wrist. Its heart rate and fitness monitoring features send proactive alerts to notify workers to hydrate and rest as needed, as well as track daily step goals and promote healthy living. Others include heat stress management, geofence high hazard zones, and crew assist and location tracking.
“The SOL-X SmartWatch was developed with seafarers in mind. Our team of maritime and safety experts saw a clear need to use technology to operationalize behavior-based health and safety principles at scale,” said Nigel Koh, chief executive officer of SOL-X. “Seafarers are now empowered to take ownership of health and safety outcomes, while the shore teams can gain assurance of the right job being done by the right person, at the right place and at the right time.”
The three new features introduced to the SOL-X SmartWatch are Broadcast Message, Noise Monitoring and Fall Detection. According to tech company Magellan X, the new features will amplify the benefits of SmartWatch in providing a safe and secure work environment.
Regarding the upgrades, Alister Leong, chief product officer of Magellan X said: “At Magellan X, we are committed to providing a solution that ensures safety by anticipating incidents and accidents. We continue to innovate on our connected worker platform and the new features will further improve situational awareness for workers and operational visibility for supervisors on site.”