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Thursday, 19 May 2022 12:10

Optalert partners with Getac, choosing the ZX70 tablet for real-time drowsiness monitoring system for mining and transportation customers

By Getac

COMPANY NEWS: Rugged technology provider, Getac, has extended its partnership with Optalert, the developer of the world’s leading algorithm to quantify deterioration in cognitive brain function due to drowsiness. Getac will provide its ZX70 hardware tablets to support Optalert’s Eagle Industrial real-time drowsiness monitoring system. 

Optalert is a medical technology company pioneering the use of blepharometry (the measurement of blinks) to measure drowsiness. Optalert discovered a key biomarker for drowsiness, the connection between brain function, and eyelid movement. Optalert’s Eagle Industrial solution was designed specifically for in-field use across the mining and transportation sectors. It enables supervisors and managers to monitor the real-time drowsiness levels of drivers and equipment operators through cloud-based monitoring and reporting services, protecting people and equipment, and significantly enhancing on-site safety. 

Optalert sought a supporting hardware solution that could be deployed in heavy industrial equipment. The solution is needed to operate in remote areas that experience large temperature and humidity volatility and high levels of dust and dirt. 

As a long-time Getac partner, Optalert chose to extend its range into the ZX70 seven-inch Android tablet for its reliability in temperatures ranging from -21° to 60°C. The ZX70 device’s custom operating system also enables Optalert heightened security to protect data integrity. 

The ZX70 device and customised operating system enables the Eagle Industrial product to be created from an existing hardware device, significantly reducing manufacturing lead times and simplifying the manufacturing process for Optalert. 
The Getac ZX70 has a powerful core processor, is certified to a MIL-STD 810H six-foot drop rating, and is engineered to withstand vibration, dust, liquid, rain, shocks, and more, making it an ideal hardware platform for the Eagle Industrial solution. 

Scott Coles, CEO, Optalert, said, “Optalert has seen the impact of Getac rugged devices in the field, proving their longevity and reliability even in challenging environments. Additionally, the ZX70’s GPS and cellular and Wi-Fi communication capabilities means Optalert can provide vital field-generated information to our customers via the Optalert cloud-based data analysis, monitoring, and reporting system.” 

Frank Baldrighi, business development manager, Getac, said, “Getac has a long-standing partnership with Optalert, developing a tailor-made solution that meets the Eagle Industrial’s solution requirements. 

About Getac

Getac Technology Corporation is a global leader in rugged mobile technology, including laptops, tablets, software and video solutions. Getac’s solutions and services are designed to enable extraordinary experiences for frontline workers in challenging environments. Today, Getac serves customers in over 100 countries spanning defence, public safety, ambulance, fire & rescue, utilities, automotive, natural resources, manufacturing, transport, and logistics. For more information, visit: https://www.getac.com. Participate in Getac Industry blog or follow the company on LinkedIn and YouTube

About Optalert

Optalert developed the world’s leading algorithm to quantify deterioration in cognitive brain function due to drowsiness – The Johns Drowsiness Scale (JDS).  This remains the only scientifically proven, objective measurement of drowsiness. 

The JDS is used worldwide in research for accurately quantifying drowsiness levels and protecting thousands of lives and valuable company assets across multiple industries. Clients include BHP Billiton, Vale and NASA. Research partners include the Harvard Medical School, Monash University, and the University of Queensland. 

Optalert is a Medical Technology company pioneering the use of Blepharometry (the measurement of blinks) to measure drowsiness. Optalert discovered a key biomarker for drowsiness, the connection between brain function and eyelid movement. 

Optalert is now turning its extensive expertise in Blepharometry and Artificial Intelligence to identify the biomarkers for other impairments to neurological brain function in conditions such as Epilepsy (due to onset of seizures), ADHD, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, TBI, concussion and motor neuron disease.

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