Skip to main content

Intelligent PPE system for personnel in high risk and complex environments

Objective

The main objective of the 4-year project is to develop intelligent personal protective equipment (PPE) system that will ensure active protection and information support for personnel in high risk and complex environments, in particular chemical rescue teams, firefighters and mine rescuers, who are exposed to fire, explosions, high temperature, dangerous substances, limited visibility, high humidity and limitation of breathable air. These high-level risks are reflected in a significant number of injuries and fatalities reported in the target sectors. The S&T objectives of the project are: - to integrate, within the new PPE system, state-of-the-art materials, active textiles, optical fibre sensors, gas and temperature detectors, ICT - to develop new materials (based on nanotechnology) and integrate them into PPE elements in order to enhance multi-functionality and adaptability; - to assure ergonomic design of new PPE and validate its functionality, safety, comfort and performance level by usability tests in real working conditions. The project is divided into 4 phases: 1) Conceptualization; 2) Technical development and integration, 3) Verification and validation; and 4) Dissemination and exploitation. The consortium consists of 16 partners from 6 countries: 5 RTDs, 8 SMEs, 2 industrial companies and 1 non-profit organisation. Three partners representing target groups participate in the whole project to guarantee full adaptation of the PPE system to users' needs. The project will have an impact on: the reduction of occupational injuries and disease in the EU (the population of end-users estimated at 3-5 mln.); European regulations (PPE Directive) and harmonised EN standards; European leadership in PPE-related research and innovation; the growth of European PPE market and the development of ERA in the area of industrial safety.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SME-2
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

CENTRALNY INSTYTUT OCHRONY PRACY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Address
Czerniakowska 16
00 701 Warszawa
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 666 038
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Buszkiewicz-Seferynska (Ms.)

Participants (15)

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 484
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eva-Maria Müller (Ms.)
COLOROBBIA ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 68 400
Address
Via Pietramarina 53
50059 Sovigliana Vinci
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Baldi (Dr.)
TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 136 647
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
00250 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helena Mäkinen (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 121 622
Address
Camino De Vera Edificio 9C Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raquel Ruiz (Ms.)
INSTYTUT TECHNIKI GORNICZEJ KOMAG
Poland
EU contribution
€ 19 646
Address
Ulica Pszczynska 37
44 101 Gliwice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ewa Hordyniak (Ms.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 116
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mercedes Ocio Rosales (Ms.)
SPERIAN RESPIRATORY PROTECTION FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 87 600
Address
Rue Des Vanesses 33
93420 Villepinte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sebastien Allemand (Mr.)
VEREINIGUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DES DEUTSCHEN BRANDSCHUTZES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 250
Address
Buchenallee 28
48338 Altenberge
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Oberhagemann (Dr.)
ARESCOSMO S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 395 313
Address
Via Delle Valli 46
04011 Aprilia Lt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanna Prina (Ms.)
Coalesenses GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 190
Address
Maria-goeppert-str. 1
23562 Lübeck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Buschmann (Dr.)
neoVision Slawomir Zwolenik
Poland
EU contribution
€ 196 400
Address
Ulica Jasminowa 11
91488 Lodz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sławomir Zwolenik (Mr.)
POLSKI KONCERN NAFTOWY ORLEN SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 14 550
Address
Ul.chemikow 7
09-411 Plock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Szrajber (Mr.)
CENTRALNA STACJA RATOWNICTWA GORNICZEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 21 277
Address
Chorzowska 25
41 902 Bytom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mirosław Bagiński (Mr.)
Orneule Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 79 466
Address
Neuletie 3
35300 Orivesi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jyrki Väinö Tapio Uotila (Mr.)
SAFIBRA SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 138 400
Address
Cernokostelecka 1621
25101 Ricany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ladislav Sasek (Dr.)