Smart PPE System

Oct. 4, 2021

Kenzen’s smart PPE system, which monitors workers’ heat risk on the job, now tracks heat susceptibility and sweat rate, two of the key indicators in the detection and prevention of heat-related stress, injury and fatality.

The Kenzen system calculates the worker’s heat susceptibility and then classifies them into low, moderate or high heat risk categories using a proprietary algorithm that evaluates medical or physical conditions, fitness, heat acclimatization status and more. The classification doesn’t reveal personal information, but does help supervisors monitor and manage people according to their individual heat susceptibility. The sweat rate monitoring feature uses a worker’s information and physiological data to predict their sweat rate and indicate how much water that person needs to drink every hour to stay hydrated.