Mexico: Cemex Ventures has invested in Prysmex, a Mexico-based startup that offers a product capable of detecting and helping to prevent workplace accidents through the Internet of Things and real-time data collection. Following a successful trial period, Cemex has installed Prysmex’s product at all its cement plants in Mexico.
Prysmex’s product features a web platform with a collaborative management app that monitors the environmental and geolocation variables of unsafe acts and conditions on customized 3D maps, enabling real-time decision-making and increased industry safety and productivity. Through the Internet of Things, Prysmex enables an analysis of data such as impacts, light and noise levels, locations, temperatures and the presence of toxic gases. Placed on the workers' helmets, Prysmex devices monitor and communicate in real time users' conditions, alerting them to potential situations and high-risk areas. In addition, its web application provides an analytical report of workers' and plant conditions, enabling better workplace decision-making and accident prevention at all times.
Founded by chemical engineer Susana Ruiz and civil engineer Patricio de Villa in Monterrey, Mexico, Prysmex was the finalist of Cemex Ventures Startup Competition 2017 and is now part of the company's portfolio.