Pankaj Singh is a recent Ph.D. graduate in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. He is also a co-founder of OrthoFit Inc, a new company developing smart wearables and software that automate and enhance workplace ergonomic assessments and prevent repetitive motion injuries. The technology automates the process of safety risk assessment while simultaneously providing new enhanced safety metrics. Additionally, data can be collected on employees over the entire course of the day to identify potential ergonomic issues and fatigue. The first product in development is a smart wearable glove for detection/prevention of hand/wrist injuries. The glove captures hand and wrist position/movement, vibration and grip force. This glove is nearing its production-ready phase and is currently planned to be used in food processing industry.
ISHN interviewed Pankaj by email to discuss smart glove wearables.