The first collaborative effort signals the start of delivering a comprehensive range of vital data acquisition services based on Binah.ai's proprietary technology, utilizing heart rate variability for precise and diverse data insights. The partnership was initiated and facilitated by NTT Israel.
TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --
In a strategic partnership, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT East), led by President and CEO: Naoki Shibutani, and Israeli startup Binah.ai Ltd. (Binah.ai), headed by Co-Founder and CEO David Maman, are joining forces to pioneer advancements in employee safety and health management through the integration of wearable devices. The collaboration's inaugural effort introduces the integration of Binah.ai's proprietary technology, specifically the "Binah Connect", powered by the Binah.ai software, into NTT East's solution "Wearable Connect." This integration is part of the innovative lineup aimed at monitoring employee health and safety to provide peace of mind. NTT Israel (NTT Innovation Laboratory Israel), the focal point of NTT group and its Japanese and global clients to the Israeli innovation eco-system, initiated and facilitated the partnership.
In industries such as manufacturing and construction, addressing safety challenges, including fall and accident prevention as well as early incident response, is critical. As almost every industry is grappling with an aging workforce and labor shortages, the demand for safety and health management solutions, especially in physically demanding work environments, is on the rise.
To address these challenges, NTT East's "Wearable Connect" solution utilizes wearable devices and IoT sensors to measure individual employees' heart rate, location information, fall or stagnation detection, etc. The data is processed and stored in the cloud, enabling centralized and more effective management of employee conditions as well as alert notifications for administrators and employees, ultimately offering a holistic solution for employee health and safety monitoring that provides peace of mind.
Binah.ai has developed and provided the "Binah Connect" solution, a proprietary technology that combines signal processing and AI to achieve high-precision measurements of vital signs, including heart rate, respiratory rate, HRV, stress levels, and Binah Wellness Score (Binah.ai's comprehensive evaluation index of health status and risk level). While the solution also enables spot measurements using smartphone cameras, continuous monitoring is essential for safety and health management in fieldwork. To address this need, starting from October 2023, Binah.ai has begun offering "Binah Connect," supporting PPG* sensors for wearable devices. Recognizing the synergies, NTT East and Binah.ai initiated the collaboration, introducing the integration of "Binah Connect" features into NTT East's "Wearable Connect" lineup as the first step.
*Photoplethysmography (PPG), also known as the pulse oximeter waveform, is a simple and low-cost optical technique that can be utilized to detect blood volume changes in the microvascular bed of tissue. It is frequently employed noninvasively to take measurements at the skin surface.
2. Solution Overview
The data measured by the PPG sensor embedded in wearable devices and "Binah Connect" are processed and stored in the cloud through "Wearable Connect," facilitating centralized management of measurement data for each worker. In addition to Wearable Connect features like heart rate, acceleration, and location information, the integration with "Binah Connect" enables the acquisition of vital signs such as respiration rate, HRV, and stress levels.
Alert notifications are triggered for individuals or administrators in case of abnormal data, allowing early detection of worker discomfort or incidents and swift initiation of first-response measures to prevent occupational accidents.
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3. Contact Information for Customer:
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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT East)
Business Development Division, Wireless & IoT Business Unit, 5G/IoT Planning Team
Please apply or inquire through the "Wearable Connect" contact form on the website.
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4. Next Steps
In the future, both companies will explore the development of new features such as fatigue detection and sleepiness monitoring to enhance safety and health management solutions for employees using wearable devices. Moreover, by venturing into new areas including healthcare with additional solutions beyond wearable devices, the collaboration aims to provide value to an even wider range of customers.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation - NTT East
Company Name: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation - NTT East
Representative: President and CEO, Executive Officer - Naoki Shibutani
Location: 3-19-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Business: Regional telecommunications services in East Japan and related business, goal achievement, and utilization business
Establishment: Founded on July 1, 1999
Company Name: Binah.ai Ltd.
Representative: Co-founder, CEO, and CTO - David Maman
Location: Amot Atrium Tower, 2, Jabotinsky Rd., Ramat Gan, Israel
Business: Providing healthcare and wellness check software-based solutions
Establishment: Founded in December 2016
- The devices utilized in this solution, including Binah.ai, are not medical devices. The data and notifications provided by this solution are not intended for medical purposes, and it is not meant for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of any diseases.
- "Wearable Connect (ウェアラブルコネクト)" is a service name customized for NTT East within the cloud service provided by FUJIFILM Digital Solutions Co., Ltd.
Mona Popilian-Yona, BINAH.AI, 972 0544851661, [email protected], BINAH.AI