Safe@Sea

Emergency call from suit

Fishing is a dangerous occupation, but new intelligent protective garments developed in the Safe@ Sea project can significantly improve conditions for those who work at sea.

Emergency call from suit

The aim of the Safe @ Sea project was to develop a new generation of suits with improved buoyancy, tear resistance, shock protection for the head and not least with integrated sensors that emit an emergency distress signal, if the person wearing the suit falls into the water.

The project was coordinated by SINTEF in Norway and led by Helly Hansen Pro Workwear. There were a total of 13 partners in the project which started on 1/10 2009 and finished on 30/9 2012 (3 years), the EU supported the project with 23 million DKK. Ohmatex was responsible for the integration of the emergency electronics into the developed garment– and led a workpackage for these tasks. Ohmatex received EU support for 1.8 million DKK.