Chinese company to produce smart jackets developed by Lekhwiya for construction workers
(File photo) Construction workers at a Doha Project. Baher Amin © The Peninsula

 11 Oct 2017 - 15:46

Chinese company to produce smart jackets developed by Lekhwiya for construction workers

QNA

Doha: Chinese company Nuctech will produce innovative devices developed by Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya) for the protection of construction workers including the smart jacket.
The smart jacket is part of Qatar's strategy to ensure maximum protection and safety for expatriate labours working on its territory in different projects.

The smart jacket features a helmet cooling system to reduce the temperature for the worker and also contains a chip that gives signals indicating the condition of the worker if he gets exposed to any risk like excessive stress or increased heart rate or abnormal breathing.

The sensors in the smart jacket will send a warning to the control room showing the worker's condition and it also contains a tracking system to help the authorities track the worker's location easily.

The smart jacket includes voice dialling, operates via solar power and does not need to be recharged from any power source.

A cooperation agreement for the same was signed between Lekhwiya  and Nuctech in preparation for a subsequent agreement the two parties will sign under which the Chinese company will take the patent for a number of devices innovated by Lekhwiya.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, who along with a delegation from the International Labor Organization (ILO), were briefed about the innovative devices developed for the protection of construction workers.

The agreement was signed by Lekhwiya's commander of the security technologies brigade, Major Ali Hassan Al Rashed and Nuctech Vice-President Wang Weidong.

Besides devices for the protection of construction workers, the agreement includes intelligent eye sensor, automatic explosive and drug detection device, cross-sectional scanning device and the intelligent security fence.

Lekhwiya has successfully developed a range of security devices through high-tech technologies that contribute to the performance of security and excellence in work.

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