At a glance
Large production facilities often present various hazards for employees. It might be that a given work area is designated only for certain individuals who have undergone the requisite safety training. In reality, however, these critical areas cannot always be cordoned off and rendered inaccessible to others. Preventing people from entering such areas is therefore vital in numerous everyday scenarios.
This is where the area monitoring localization technology developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS comes in. It is based on IndLoc® inductive near-field position technology, an in-house development, which uses 1D localization to selectively detect boundary crossings. By establishing a “geofence,” specific areas can thus be demarcated and controlled, providing effective protection for employees and objects. Various use cases for this can be found in production, logistics, automotive settings and theft prevention.