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Smart Tools for Railway work safEty and performAnce iMprovement

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€2 700 000
EU Contribution
€2 700 000
Project Acronym
STREAM
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Rail icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-S2RJU-OC-2020
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

The rail industry is facing important challenges as the average age of the workforce keeps growing while less young workers are interested in the physically demanding work required. Smart technologies can help to reduce work demands, avoid incidents and accidents, and support workers during heavy activities. STREAM support LEAN execution of intelligent maintenance process by introducing technologies that cause negligible modification of current working procedures, yet strongly improve operation planning, safety and performance. STREAM will develop two smart technologies employing environment perception and human intention principles enabling prevention and risk mitigation.

First, STREAM will develop a control platform (OTA3M) adapted to existing rail excavators, by exploiting sensors, hydraulic actuators and software which will allow excavators to conduct multi-purpose autonomous operations enabling safe worker-machine collaboration. The OTA3M controls the excavator motion autonomously along tracks and introduces the autonomous capacity of manipulating heavy components relying on motion/force controls, obstacle detection and collision avoidance.

Second, STREAM will deploy a modular active exoskeleton (MMPE) to reduce the risk of injury by assisting workers in heavy activities. The MMPE is tailored to track workers to reduce the risk of injury at the lumbar area by reducing biomechanical loading for a vast variety of manual handlings. MMPE understands human intention by exploiting human-activity recognition, proprioceptive sensors, and control strategies, and reducing worker’s efforts by applying specific forces, synchronized with the musculoskeletal system. The MMPE design emphasizes ergonomic aspects and PPEs integration to ensure comfort and usability making it suitable for workers. The consortium, assisted by an end-user board, will assess the devices from the perspectives of performance, ethics, and economic rationale to prepare further commercial exploitation

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.8.3. - Innovation Programme 3: Cost Efficient and Reliable High Capacity Infrastructure
Other Programme
S2R-OC-IP3-03-2020 Advanced tools and equipment: collaborative robots & wearable mobile machines (TD3.8)

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Fondazione Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia
Address
VIA MOREGO 30, 16163 GENOVA, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€768 875
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Novatron Oy
Address
JUVANKATU 6, 33710 TAMPERE, Finland
EU Contribution
€301 375
Organisation
Union Des Industries Ferroviaires Europeennes - Unife
Address
AVENUE LOUISE 221, 1050 BRUXELLES, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€132 813
Organisation
Sirti - Societa Per Azioni
Address
VIA STAMIRA ANCONA 9, 20127 MILANO, Italy
EU Contribution
€203 000
Organisation
Comsa Sau
Address
Calle Viriato 47, 8014 Barcelona, Spain
EU Contribution
€200 750
Organisation
Tampereen Korkeakoulusaatio Sr
Address
KALEVANTIE 4, 33100 TAMPERE, Finland
EU Contribution
€675 625
Organisation
Etablissement D'enseignement Superieur Consulaire Grenoble Ecole De Management
Address
12 RUE PIERRE SEMARD, 38003 GRENOBLE, France
EU Contribution
€123 250
Organisation
Stam Srl
Address
VIA PARETO 8 AR, 16129 GENOVA GE, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€294 313

Technologies

Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
Autonomous system for train detection
Development phase
Validation

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