Wearable technology to improve safety

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FAQs

When the MākuSafe® workforce wearable core device senses something of interest, the core device will capture that data, then listen for bluetooth signals from beacons placed throughout the facility (included in setup) to determine the location of the worker.  The MākuSafe® workforce wearable and core device only captures the location of the worker when a sensor threshold is reached.

When the core device senses something of interest, the core device will record sensor data and send this data over your WiFi network to the Base Station and onto the MākuSmart® cloud dashboard.

No. At this time MākuSafe® only offers one model and color of workforce wearable.

Yes, but the core device will only report an indicator within range of your WiFi network or when you return to that WiFi network.

Yes.

Yes, the MākuSafe® workforce wearable core device has been designed and tested in wet conditions; although, it will not function properly if fully submerged in liquids or sprayed with a high-pressure sprayer.

Yes. The MākuSafe® workforce wearable arm band comes in 2 sizes, medium and large.  Size medium fits most people.

The core device within the MākuSafe® workforce wearable will detect any movement that is more than 2 G’s of force on your body. This can include those things but only if they require over 2 G’s of force to complete.

At this time the MākuSafe® core device does not detect noxious or explosive gases specifically but will detect unusual amounts of Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOCs).

The number of people at your company that have access to your dashboard is determined by the primary contact overseeing the contract with MākuSafe®. MākuSafe® does not put a limit on the number of dashboard users.

MākuSafe® indicators generally take 30 seconds to show up on the MākuSmart® dashboard, but time does vary depending on connectivity speeds.  The core device will continue to try to send that indicator until it is successfully sent to the MākuSmart® platform.

To leave a voice memo you simply press and hold the button on the core device for approximately 3 seconds until it flashes. Then continue to press the button and begin to talk. You have approximately 15 seconds to record your message. Once you are done simply let go of the button and return to what you were doing, the MākuSafe® system will deliver the message to the MākuSmart® dashboard.

When a worker starts their shift they approach the MākuSafe® Base Station and enter a predetermined code assigned by you or your employer.  At that time, the MākuSafe® system will assign a core device for your shift by showing a flashing green light around the correct device to remove and place in the holster in your armband.

Your data is protected and the only people who have access to this data are those your company has authorized to view your information.

While we don’t encourage this, it is not uncommon for a worker to forget and wear their workforce wearable that they checked out to their home after their shift.  Simply tell your manager and return the core device to the base station where you checked it out when you started your next shift; we want to be sure the battery is fully charged.

Your MākuSafe® workforce wearable and the core device is ruggedized and built to withstand normal wear and tear in tough work environments which includes dropping the core device from reasonable heights.

No. The sensors within the workforce wearable are passively monitoring conditions and only capturing location when a threshold is met or exceeded.

The sensors and associated software algorithms are programmed to assume data is gathered on the upper arm, above the bicep and outside of all clothing. MākuSafe® has tested this position on many different workers and environments and results were consistently better in this position regardless of job, person size or work environment.

No. MākuSafe® has done extensive research and has chosen to NOT provide feedback directly to the worker.  Instead our focus is on providing leadership with actionable insight/data they can use to resolve a hazard or have a meaningful conversation with workers.

Standard notification capability for any dashboard user is via SMS text message.

Yes. The MākuSmart® platform allows dashboard users to select what types of indicators they would like to receive in the form of an SMS (Text) notification.

The sensors within the MākuSafe® core device focuses on four types of data: 

  1. Environmental conditions around the worker.
  2. Any hazardous motion experienced by or performed by the worker.
  3. The location of the worker at the time a sensor threshold is met.
  4. Voice memos from the worker about conditions they are experiencing.


MākuSafe® can use your current Ethernet, WiFi or IoT networks as long as those networks do not have a “splash page”.

If WiFi or internet connectivity is NOT available in the facility or work area, MākuSafe® can provide a information about a recommended network provider that can install a cellular based network for a fee — if there is adequate cellular coverage from a carrier in your area.


The MākuSafe® Base Station is normally mounted near an entrance that employees use to enter and leave the work area, often times near a time clock.

Each Base Station requires an open space at least 2 feet by 3 feet on a wall and should be within 6’ of a power outlet mounted 4’ on center from the floor.

Depending on your facility or work area size and the amount of equipment being installed, setup and installation should take only a few hours. If you require multiple Base Stations, and an above average amount of equipment, the installation time will vary.

No, MākuSafe® is NOT designed to be used as a “man down/life-saving” device.  Instead, the core device collects data that equips safety managers with the information they need to prevent an injury before it happens.

No.  MākuSafe’s analytics platform, MākuSmart® runs in the cloud so you never need to install any software at your facility.

No. Our wearable core device does not monitor anything biometric/personal/HIPAA covered about the wearer. We are on the upper arm of an employee “looking outward” at the environmental conditions (i.e. ambient air temperature, humidity, air quality, light levels, noise, etc.) that surround him/her.

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