Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Rafal R. Hrynyk
Rafal Hrynyk, graduated as Biomedical Engineer in Wroclaw University of Technology, currently PhD student in Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering in Lodz University of Technology.
Since 2006 he has been working at Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB). His activity is focused on application of nanotechnology, textile modifications, computing and electronic techniques to develop new PPE products and manufacturing technologies.
Mr. Hrynyk acted as a project manager and team member in several national and international projects and is an author of 3 patents and over 20 publications. He is a laureate of several awards in the field of innovativeness and new technologies related to advanced PPE. He is a teacher in postgraduate studies and an active member of the European Vertical Groups on protective clothing, gloves, foot and leg protectors.
Smart Personal Protective Equipments and Smart Working Environments in the context of the European Factory of the Future
The European Factory of the Future (FoF) designs competitive industrial processes where the person is at the core of the process. The new smart work places and environments are people-centered and take into account – among others – inputs such as: personal interaction between people, machinery and processes; limitations of the workforce - for example those related to the older workers; integration in process management of advanced interfaces, personal information & communication systems (e.g. Tablets, PDAs, etc) and protection devices and equipments used by operators (e.g smart Personal Protective Equipments, s-PPEs).
The innovation of s-PPEs is based on the integration of advanced textiles and information and communication technologies to enable end-users, among other capabilities: 1) on-line physiological monitoring of end-users, 2) environmental monitoring (e.g. temperature, oxygen and toxic gases concentration), 3) orchestrated communications of the i- PPEs at body area, local area and control center levels or 4) intelligent management of information and support in decision-making.