LoRaWAN® FOR GOOD
Sustainable Economic Development
Despite improvements in labor productivity and unemployment rates since the global economic downturn of 2009, the world is now faced with the challenge of economic recovery from the 2019 Coronavirus pandemic. The eighth UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) seeks to ensure livelihood for all through abundant and fair employment opportunities. Performance indicators under the SDG 8 framework also include youth training and education, worker safety risks and access to finance as markers of economic growth. Technology innovations from the LoRaWAN® ecosystem which exemplify tech for social good in support of this goal can be found below.
Opening or shutting a valve seems like a straight forward task, until that valve is placed in an industrial environment, surrounded by chemicals, machinery, high heat and dangerous equipment. In such an environment, making a mistake can be disastrous. Thankfully, new communication protocols and sensors are now available, eliminating the risk of mistakes by hands-on workers performing more dangerous day-to-day operations within industrial plants worldwide. Armed with proven experience in providing solutions for the IndustrialInternet of Things (IIoT), Belgium-based Aloxy, was ideally suited to take on the challenge of developing a safe, efficient solution that increases the safety of error-prone, manual valve operations.
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