‘FASyS’ (Completely Secure and Healthy Factory) forms part of the 18 large national strategic projects supported by the CDTI (Centre for Industrial Technological Development), of the 5th convocatoria of the Consortium of National Strategy for Technical Research Program (CENIT-E). With a budget of 23.3 million euros, the FASyS project will develop the key technology to construct a model factory; free of accidents, as a fundamental base for improvement in productivity. The project began in 2009 and is due to finish in 2012, counting on the participation of 13 companies and 14 leading research centres, coordinated by NEXTEL.
The main aim of the FASyS is the development of a new factory model, whose design minimalises risk to security and health and, at the same time, guarantees the wellbeing and comfort of the worker when dealing with machines, assembly or handling of goods.
The technological objectives of the project include the development of the following systems:
- Gadgets to track the physical and psychological state of the work, as well as the state of the working environment.
- Systems which efficiently communicate this data in order to improve and enrich the availability of such a working environment.
- Technology which will absorb and interpret the data with a low margin of error, in order to identify the activity of the worker.
- Intelligence to analyse and make decisions.
- Protocol for integral prevention and personalised health monitoring for all workers.
- Manufacturing teams which fully collaborate in the safety of the worker.
- Management of the processes, incorporating the human factor and facilitating information and training on risk in the workplace as part of the end improvement.
ITACA-TSB participates in this project, in collaboration with various companies, in the design and creation of intelligent control systems and integrated management of personalised health plans in the workplace, in forecasting systems and risk planning in the FASyS factory, in tracking solutions and study of the physiological parametres of the works, in the generation of risk indicators and the personalised and affective communication of risk to the workers.