New wearable measurement devices for Industry 4.0 based on gaming motion-capture system

ERGOVIAKinematix is a disruptive innovation in the area of Smart Factory targeted predominantly at automotive and mechanical engineering sectors. It is a complex HW&SW solution comprising wearable smart measuring device with sensors capable of eliminating magnetic field data infringement, high-capacity data unit with a Big-Data analytical tool and a unique software capable of real-time recognition and evaluation of biometric position of fingers (in 3D) based on globally used ergonomic methods. There is nothing comparable to our solution at the global market.

The product solution is targeted at automotive and mechanical engineering sectors that comprise an estimated number of 5 000 companies in the EU, 16,3 mil. employees and about 250 automobile assembly and engine production plants in the Europe. Our solution is capable to identify manufacture efficiency increase up to 30% in terms of time and 25% in terms of manufacture efficiency (by means of lean operations elimination). Moreover, our specific approach (via ergonomic measurement) is primarily oriented on workers´ welfare and thus, reduces risks of most common occupational disease – musculoskeletal diseases. The cost to the EU each year in lost productivity and sickness absences is estimated at 2% of the GDP.

ERGOVIAKinematix is a new generation of SMART tools for pre-analysis and optimization of the production cycle in automotive and other manufacturing industries. The hardware product consists of a unique communication unit and unique measuring gloves with embedded sensors that will be resistant to the magnetic effects of the metallic objects (this will enable ergonomic measurements concerning e.g. motor parts assembling line). However, the key innovation is the software module Kinematix: a BigData evaluation module for recognizing finger and hand positions based on modern ergonomic methodologies. This software will integrate hand-motion-capture system that is currently used in film and gaming industries, into industrial applications, specifically to ergonomic measurements, which fully supports Industry 4.0 concept of Smart Factory. Concept of the product is based on customers´ feedback and identified market gap (absence of sensors resistant to metallic objects´ magnetic fields that influence the accuracy of measured data e.g. in engine manufacturing lines).

Project Acronym:            ERGOVIAkinematix

EU Contribution:             50.000
Call ID:                           H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
Beneficiary:                    Innov8, s.r.o.
Project duration:             December 2018 - May 2019  

Contact us for further information:
Mr. Marek Kňažík
Innov8, s.r.o.
Tel: +421 905 795 600


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 836280.