PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT SYSTEM USING OPTICAL ARTICLES FOR INTEGRATED MONITORING, ALERTING, AND PREDICTIVE SAFETY EVENT AVOIDANCE

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In some examples, a system includes: at least one light capture device; an article of personal protective equipment (PPE) that includes a plurality of retroreflective elements embodied on a surface of the article of PPE in a spatially defined arrangement, each retroreflective element of the plurality of retroreflective elements having at least two different retroreflective properties; a computing device communicatively coupled to the at least one light capture device, wherein the computing device is configured to: receive, from the at least one light capture device, retroreflected light that indicates at least two different retroreflective properties of at least one retroreflective element of the plurality of retroreflective elements; determine, based at least in part on each of the at least two different retroreflective properties, a safety event; and perform at least one operation based at least in part on the safety event.

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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYP O BOX 33427 ST PAUL MN 55133-3427

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Awiszus, Steven T Woodbury, US 42 249
Kanukurthy, Kiran S Cottage Grove, US 26 64
Wheatley, John A Stillwater, US 189 7635
Ylitalo, Caroline M Stillwater, US 78 1548

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