Flanders Make commits 1 million euros to the fight against Covid-19
A word from our Board of Directors
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic puts our society firmly to the test. First and foremost, we’re facing a major health crisis, including, in the short run, a potential lack of medical equipment, protective equipment and healthcare providers. Secondly, there is the economic crisis, which will continue to exist long after this pandemic has been controlled and represents a huge challenge for our companies. Think, for instance, of the application of social distancing rules in assembly cells.
Driven by our social commitment and our mission to support the competitiveness of the Flemish industry, Flanders Make takes the lead in developing technological contributions to the fight against this pandemic and to the necessary digital transformation of the industry in Flanders.
That is why we, as the Board of Directors of Flanders Make, have taken the decision to free up 1 million euro so that our researchers can contribute to the development of technological solutions regarding this pandemic.
Flanders Make supports the industry in Flanders
The Covid-19 pandemic puts our manufacturing industry to the test. This virus has radically changed our life and will continue to have its impact on our personal and professional lives for a long time to come. As long as there is no vaccine available, social distancing will continue to play an important role in controlling Covid-19.
We therefore offer support to businesses, for instance to examine how they could apply social distancing in their processes. This can range from the reconfiguration of work cells to the positioning of operators using Ultra Wide Band positioning systems. To ensure smooth production processes in the Covid-19 era, we are working on:
- Infrared screening of elevated body temperature
- Social distancing monitoring via UWB
- Social distancing monitoring via 2D cameras
- Seating optimisation in a room
- Monitoring of the occupancy rate of a room
In addition to these solutions, we also work on:
- Technology for remote assistance to operators
- Robots that cooperate with operators and support an ergonomic posture
By responding quickly to market demands and conducting targeted research, we were able to achieve great results in a very short period of time. Are you interested in one of our solutions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can optimally support your organisation.
Flanders Make supports the medical world
The medical sector earns all possible support in these difficult times. Our researchers will (co-)participate in the following projects:
All these projects have a short lead time. After all, we are in urgent need of solutions for Covid-19 patients and healthcare providers. In this way, we help to ensure that this pandemic makes as few casualties as possible.
In addition to the Covid-19 related projects we also work on (a.o.) following medical applications: