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MISSION To Better Understand and Prevent Heat Risk

Heat risk is a growing concern due to global warming and the ageing of the population. Solutions are still underdeveloped and fail to address the problem adequately.

Based on a new patented technology, Heat Warning Watch Canaria Plus intelligently adapts to each user and warns them in advance of a heat risk.

The alarm rings to keep you safe. You can take the right action at the right time: hydrate, cool off in the shade.

KEY FEATURES

Hassle-free

Canaria has over 5 months of autonomy. No need to be recharged and an extra layer of management.

Simple

Canaria uses sound and color codes to alert the user regardless of language or origin.

High Security

Canaria does not transmit any data: total respect of personal data and compatibility with high security sites.

INNOVATIVE TECH

Patented

Patented non-intrusive internal temperature evaluation technology without wave emission.

Tested

National test in France with more than 800 participants in partnership with French National Prevention Office in the Construction Industry (OPP-BTP).

Adopted

Since its launch, our product has been adopted by more than 2,000 companies, contributing to the enhancement of heat risk prevention across various industries.

HOW TO USE

Activation

Press the button until it clicks into place. The activation melody sounds. It is a single use button and activation is permanent.

Wearing

The back of the device with its metal part must be in permanent contact with the skin, worn on the back side of the hand. Ensure the green light is flashing before use.

Alert

The alarm sounds when a heat risk is identified. Even if you have no symptoms, strongly consider hydrating or cooling off.

LED SIGN

Normal Operation

Normal Operation

Green LED blinks every 15 seconds (* Older models blink every 30 seconds).

Alert

Alert

Vibration, flashing red LED, and an auditory alarm for 12 seconds. Continues to flash red every 10 seconds while you are in the danger zone.

Do Not Use Anymore

Do Not Use Anymore

No active light.

CONCEPT

The alarm sound is designed to match the 4kHz frequency range, to which humans are most sensitive, allowing for immediate recognition of increased risk under heat conditions. To ensure the risk is clearly communicated, the new model incorporates a vibration feature. Additionally, the model name "Canaria" is derived from the "canary in a coal mine," historically used by miners who brought canaries in cages into tunnels to detect toxic gases before humans could, serving as a symbol of an early warning of danger.

WHY CANARIA?

With the impact of climate change, heat waves are becoming more intense every year, and as a result, the thermal risk is increasing. To protect against this invisible risk, there is a need for a solution that warns of the risk in a simple and effective way. Heat Warning Watch – Canaria protects all people, children, elderly or workers, who are confronted with intense heat. This is the mission that Biodata Bank has entrusted to Canaria.

Client Comments

OPEN

SUMITOMO FORESTRY GROUP, JAPAN

We felt that "Canaria" was an effective measure. There have been no accidents among "Canaria" users.

SUMITOMO FORESTRY GROUP, JAPAN
We felt that "Canaria" was an effective measure. There have been no accidents among "Canaria" users.
Director of Sash Center
Hiroshi Shoji

In our department, to reduce the risk of heat, in addition to daily reminders, we've adopted measures such as air-conditioned clothing, provision of drinks, and salt candies, and from 2022, introduced the heatstroke prevention watch "Canaria". Data analysis revealed individual differences in alert triggers even for similar tasks within the factory, making us aware of the personal differences in heat risk. We felt that "Canaria" was an effective measure. There have been no accidents among "Canaria" wearers, and feedback included comments like "I wasn't used to wearing a watch and was resistant to wearing one, but because it was small and lightweight, I could use it without feeling uncomfortable" and "When the alert went off, I thought to take a break without pushing myself". We plan to continue using it as a tool to reduce summer risks.

KEIKYU RAILWAYS, JAPAN

The alerts allowed for timely breaks and were perceived as very effective from a preventative standpoint.

KEIKYU RAILWAYS, JAPAN
The alerts allowed for timely breaks and were perceived as very effective from a preventative standpoint.
Railway Division, Director of Facilities
Tomita Hayato

In recent years, summer temperatures and humidity have deteriorated the working conditions for field staff. As preventive measures against the heat, we have increased the frequency of breaks and rehydration moments, and introduced air-conditioned work clothing. To improve health and safety in this challenging work environment, especially for those working on the tracks, we tested Canaria in 2023. The alerts allowed for timely breaks and were perceived as very effective from a preventative standpoint. The analysis results helped to more concretely understand the thermal characteristics of each workplace. From 2024, we intend to introduce Canaria for all field staff in the infrastructure department and continue our efforts to prevent thermal accidents at work at all costs.

OPP-BTP, FRANCE (Professional Prevention Organization for Building and Public Works)

We can observe Canaria's technical and medical relevance as a device to prevent heat strokes

OPP-BTP, FRANCE (Professional Prevention Organization for Building and Public Works)
We can observe Canaria's technical and medical relevance as a device to prevent heat strokes
Dr. Dominique Leuxe, Médico del Trabajo
Mohamed Trabelsi, Responsable de EPI e Innovación
In the light of the results obtained, the observations mentioned and the evolution of the different versions of the device, we can see the technical and medical reliability of the tested version (Canaria), as an assistance and aid device to prevent heat strokes in an approach guided by the general principles of prevention. The tested version is well suited to the specificities of the construction works covered by this study. The duration of the experiment made it possible to evaluate the good resistance of the device and its acceptability by the workers. The device’s lack of connectivity and lack of collection of anonymous personal data also reassured companies and employees.

EDISON NEXT SPAIN (SUBSIDIARY OF EDF, FRANCE)

Edison Next provides its employees with the Canaria smart bracelet for continuous monitoring of body temperature, thus preventing heat strokes.

EDISON NEXT SPAIN (SUBSIDIARY OF EDF, FRANCE)
Edison Next provides its employees with the Canaria smart bracelet for continuous monitoring of body temperature, thus preventing heat strokes.
Health & Safety Manager, Public BU
Albert Puig Hernando

Edison Next provides its employees with the Canaria smart bracelet for continuous monitoring of body temperature, thus preventing heat strokes. To determine heat levels, the heads of each delegation will receive daily alerts via a mobile app issued by AEMET. When an orange or red alert is issued, measures such as the reduction or modification of the planned workday will also be adopted.

AIRBUS

Canaria constitutes a relevant solution that has its place in an overall approach to heatstroke prevention at Airbus.

AIRBUS
Canaria constitutes a relevant solution that has its place in an overall approach to heatstroke prevention at Airbus.
Mr. Duy Phan, Specialist in Hygiene and Safety
Dr. Delphine Bouvet, Occupational Physician -toxicologist- SPST Coordinator

In search of innovative solutions to combat the risk of heatstroke following the high temperatures experienced in France in the summer of 2022, our prevention and occupational health services at Airbus wished to test the 'Canaria' device from Biodata Bank in the summer of 2023 to assess its relevance and how it complements more conventional technical and organizational solutions. This test, greatly inspired by the one conducted by OPPBTP in 2021 with 800 volunteers, was organized at Airbus Toulouse from June to September 2023 with 150 volunteer employees who have a potential risk of exposure to heatstroke. An additional health study was also carried out during the test period to identify potential risk factors that could trigger an alarm among the volunteers. The results of our test/study reinforce the idea that this device is a relevant solution that fully belongs in an overall approach to heatstroke prevention at Airbus.

RECYCLE

Our Environmental Commitment

As part of its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policy and in accordance with local regulations, Biodata Bank is fully committed to a policy of recycling the various components of its Heat Warning Watch Canaria to limit waste and promote a circular economy.
Biodata bank is a registered SDGs 12 "Responsible Production and Consumption" through its "Reuse & Recycle Program,". Our comprehensive recycling strategy includes reuse, recycling, energy recovery, and environmentally responsible disposal methods to maximize sustainability.
In addition, to minimizing waste, the Canaria Plus has reduced packaging by 75% compared to the previous models. Through such initiatives, we are actively working to significantly have an impact on consumption and production, minimizing waste and contributing to a more sustainable society.

FAQ

Q.How can I confirm that the device is operating normally?

A.When operating normally, the green LED blinks every 15 seconds.

Q.What should I do after the alarm sounds?

A.When the alarm sounds, please move to a cool place and hydrate yourself. Depending on the rest conditions, it takes about 10 minutes to exit the danger zone. When the danger zone is exited, the LED will change from red to green, which can be used as a guideline for resuming work or exercise. If you still feel unwell even after the LED turns green, please consult with those around you or seek medical attention.

Q.What level of dust and water resistance does the product have?

A.This product is IP67 certified for dust and water resistance. It has been confirmed by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) that the product can be submerged in water at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes without any issues. If the product gets dirty during use, please wash it by hand with tap water.

SPEC

    Size Width: 27 mm, Height: 13 mm, Depth: 43 mm
    Weight 20g
    Material Body: ABS plastic, Strap: Silicone, Stainless Steel (* Older models: 66 Nylon)
    Dust and Waterproof Rating IP67
    Heat Resistance Up to 80°C
    Vibration and Shock Resistance ISO 8662
    Alarm Volume 74 dB
    Battery Life 5 months, disposable (* Older models: 3-4 months)
    Vibration Feature Available (* Older models: Not available)
  • Made in Japan with NETIS registered technology (Registration No.: KT-200121-VE) / Patented technology *This product is not a medical device. *This product does not cover all health issues that may occur in hot environments. *Even if diagnosed with heatstroke by a doctor, there is a possibility that the alarm may not activate due to complications or other reasons. *Regardless of whether the alarm is activated or not, if you feel a change in your physical condition, take a break and hydrate. If there is no improvement, please consult a medical institution. *This product does not have a watch function. *The alarm volume may vary depending on the measurement method. *The waterproof rating test consists of submersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.

    Heat Warning Watch Canaria Plus™ User Manual

    Usage Precautions: Do not pull the power button of this product. This product may discolor due to moisture, sweat, friction, sunlight, etc., due to the characteristics of the materials. Do not subject the product to strong impacts such as pulling or dropping, as it may cause deformation or damage. Be careful not to catch or damage surrounding objects when using this product. Do not disassemble, modify, or replace the battery of this product. Also, refrain from using the product for purposes other than intended. This product is designed for less than 150 alerts within 5 months. Exceeding this number may shorten the battery life. Wear this product on the wrist (on the back of the hand) for use. To improve the accuracy of the product, ensure it is not covered by clothing when in use. The waterproof rating of this product is IP67. Immersion in liquids other than domestic water may degrade waterproof performance. This performance is not permanent and may decrease over time with use. Before each use of this product, ensure it is powered on, and stop using it immediately if the LED turns off. LED indicators may be hard to see in direct sunlight. Maintenance Precautions: Do not insert thin objects like needles into the small holes on the surface of the product. When cleaning the strap, remove it from the product body and wash it with clean water. Do not use benzene or alcohol. Attach the strap back to the body after cleaning.

COMPANY

Company name Biodata Bank, Inc.
Founded 2018 April
Business & Activities
  • R&D. Manufacturing of products related to core body temperature
  • Providing solutions using sensors technology
Addresses Tokyo Office (HQ)
29-17 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0032, Japan
Capital 100 Million JPY
CEO Takeshi ANZAI
European subsidiary Biodata Bank Europe S.A.S.
229 rue Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris, France
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