Electronic device and method for detecting residual safety of fall protection device (specifically a harness for climbers) in terms of the accumulated force that the fall protection device has been subject to during falls of the climber. An accelerator measures the acceleration and a processing stage discriminates fall events as well as the maximum force occurring during each fall on the basis of the measured acceleration. Fall events are counted and the processing stage verifies, at each event of fall, whether a critical wear threshold of the fall protection device has been exceeded, on the basis of the accumulated maximum force values. When a critical threshold is reached, an alarm is given to the user that the equipment needs to be replaced. The device can be practically realised as a smartphone with an appropriate application that uses the accelerator built in the phone.

Device and method for detecting wear of a fall protection device / Tonoli, Andrea; Zenerino, Enrico Cesare; Bonin, R.; Boero, Diego. - (2014).

Device and method for detecting wear of a fall protection device

TONOLI, Andrea;ZENERINO, Enrico Cesare;BOERO, DIEGO
2014

Abstract

Electronic device and method for detecting residual safety of fall protection device (specifically a harness for climbers) in terms of the accumulated force that the fall protection device has been subject to during falls of the climber. An accelerator measures the acceleration and a processing stage discriminates fall events as well as the maximum force occurring during each fall on the basis of the measured acceleration. Fall events are counted and the processing stage verifies, at each event of fall, whether a critical wear threshold of the fall protection device has been exceeded, on the basis of the accumulated maximum force values. When a critical threshold is reached, an alarm is given to the user that the equipment needs to be replaced. The device can be practically realised as a smartphone with an appropriate application that uses the accelerator built in the phone.
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