Edge AI Platform Monitors Worker Health & Safety

June 23, 2020
FogHorn's AI and video streaming platform helps mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Lightning Health & Safety Solutions improve the safety of workplaces and help mitigate the spread of contagious illnesses, as businesses and institutions across the globe get back to work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Lightning Solutions are out-of-the-box packages of FogHorn’s Lightning Edge AI platform, preconfigured with use-case specific machine learning models and visualization dashboards. Out-of-the-box solutions allow organizations to rapidly deploy edge intelligence and AI and immediately derive insights into common problems. The solution suite includes a range of out-of-the-box solutions that can be used individually or together to create a comprehensive system. An enterprise edition of the solutions is also available that can include further customizations, data science, and integrations with customer’s existing IT systems, video management software, and access control systems.


Solutions include:

  • Health Monitoring: elevated temperature detection, cough detection, hand washing monitoring, social distancing monitoring, and mask / facial covering detection
  • Safety Monitoring: personal protective equipment, including hard hats, footwear, eyewear, vests, and boots
  • Hazard Detection: custom solution engagements are also available including crane and falling debris warnings, leak detection and spill hazards


Leveraging streaming video analytics and sensor fusion, Lightning Health & Safety Solutions automates monitoring, derives real-time insights, and generates alerts when policy violations occur, or unsafe health conditions are detected. Audio streams and video and thermal cameras collect information and send data to the Lightning solutions. Lightning publishes real-time SMS or email alerts of any compliance violations and those insights are also shown on a dashboard that can be deployed at building entry points, employee break rooms, near production lines, and in management consoles that safety and compliance staff can access using any web browser. Organizations can select the solutions they need today and add others in the future seamlessly.


Businesses such as distribution centers and food processing and educational and government institutions, must all ensure that staff and visitors are following appropriate guidelines, such as wearing masks, social distancing, and washing their hands properly. To date, monitoring has not been available or is conducted by supervisors or staff observing adherence to practices and through posted reminders. To scale these practices, organizations can use IoT sensor data that can alert them if someone is not in compliance or serve as a reminder to reinforce best practices.


For industrial organizations, ensuring safety also includes ensuring the use of protective gear, such as safety goggles, reflective vests, hard hats, and more. The Lightning Health & Safety Solutions can also be customized to detect potential environmental safety hazards, such as falling objects and trip hazards. By automating the monitoring process, organizations can scale detection of PPE for long term increases in worker safety and compliance.