Don't Go Losing Your Head: Hard Hat Detection with Edge Impulse on the MaaXBoard Mini

For more than 50 years, hard hats have been required gear for construction workers per Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. It is hard to argue with the wisdom of these regulations when taking into account that there were 2,200 traumatic brain injury-related fatalities at construction sites between 2003 and 2010. A survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that, among all occupational head injuries, in 84% of cases, head protection was not being worn. It seems clear that if we could ensure workers in potentially dangerous environments were always wearing their hard hats, many injuries and fatalities could be prevented.

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