Our paper titled “CSafe: An Intelligent Audio Wearable Platform for Improving Construction Worker Safety in Urban Environments” has been accepted for publication in ACM/IEEE IPSN 2021. This paper introduces a wearable platform integrated into a construction safety helmet that enhances worker safety. The platform leverages acoustic sensors to detect and localize oncoming vehicles and alerts users to these dangers, allowing workers ample time to react. Construction sites are generally very noisy and filled with the sounds of talking, power tools, and other work noises. To overcome these challenges, we introduce a novel adaptive sound source filtering pipeline to filter out noisy construction work sounds and improve vehicle detection and localization.
Congratulations to Stephen Xia and the rest of team!