Tech Roadmap For EHS Technologies

Published 29 June 2017 by Malavika Tohani &

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Executive Summary

This Tech Roadmap report clarifies the business value, pace of innovation and maturity of 19 Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) technologies. Verdantix conducted a fact-based assessment of the maturity, investment case, future prospects and business value of each solution. EHS managers responsible for selecting technologies to support processes, systems and objectives should use this report to identify the technologies which can add value to their operations. This Tech Roadmap report covers software, personal protective equipment and digital devices. Technology categories covered include exoskeletons, augmented reality visors, hazcom beacons, voice recognition software, virtual reality safety training, wearable sensors, business intelligence tools, physical condition monitors, mapping drones, inspection drones, mobile EHS apps, EHS software platforms, online safety data sheet tools, air calculation engines, process historians, online EHS regulatory content and continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS). 

Table of contents

Introducing Tech Roadmap Analysis
Key Questions Answered By Tech Roadmap Analysis
Tech Roadmap Analysis Aligns Investments With Regulatory Compliance, Safety and Risk 

Tech Roadmap for EHS Technologies
Defining the Market for EHS Technologies

Methodology Overview                    
Five Market Phases Segment Solution Maturity
Three Solution Life Cycles Differentiate Business Value
Solution Adoption And Success Influence Positioning
Pace of Innovation Determines Time to Next Phase in the Life Cycle
Investment Decisions: How To Use Tech Roadmap Analysis
Portfolio Management: How To Use Tech Roadmap Analysis

Phase 1. Research and Development
1.1 Active Exoskeletons

Phase 2. Launch
2.1 Augmented Reality (AR) Visors
2.2 Passive Exoskeletons
2.3 Hazcom Beacons
2.4 Voice Recognition Software
2.5 Virtual Reality (VR) Safety Training
2.6 Wearable Sensors
2.7 Predictive Analytics
2.8 Wearable Physical Condition Monitors 
2.9 Mapping Drones

Phase 3. Growth
3.1 Inspection Drones
3.2 Mobile EHS Apps
3.3 EHS Software Platforms
3.4 Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Phase 4. Maturity
4.1 Air Calculation Engines
4.2 Process Historians
4.3 Online EHS Regulatory Content
4.4 Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)
4.5 Excel for EHS Data Management

Phase 5. Decline
No Technology Identified

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Figure 1. Tech Roadmap For EHS Technologies

Organisations mentioned

3D Repo, 3D Robotics, 3E Company, a1-cbiss, ABB, ActiveBlu, Acumentive, Advanced Aerial Services LLC, AECOM, Aerialtronics, Aerobo, Aeronavics, Aerovironment, Aeryon Labs, Airborne Drones, Airobotics, Airsharks, Airsweb, Airware, Alango, Alpha Industrial Drones, Altavian, Altech Environment USA, AMETEK, Analog Devices, Applanix, Ascending Technologies, AspenTech, Assent Compliance, Atoun, Avetics, Babcock & Wilcox, Backline Safety, BAE Systems, Balfour Beatty, Bioservo Technologies, Bloomberg BNA, Blue Up, Blue Vision, Brasfield & Gorie, Carnival Cruises, Caterpillar, CEMTEK Environmental, CGI Pro Steward, ChemAdvisor, ChemicalSafety, ChemSoft, ChemTel, Chemwatch, Cineon Training, Cleandrone, CloudSDS, CMC Solutions LLC, CODEL Monitoring Solutions, Cority, Corvis Aerial, Cyberdyne, Cyberhawk, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Dakota Software, DAQRI, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), delair-tech, Dell EMC, Deloitte, Delta Drone, DJI, DNV GL, dorsaVi, DroneBase, DroneDeploy, Drones on Demand, DroneView Technologies, DR-Software, Durag Group, EasyM2M, EcoIntense, eCompliance, Ecotech, Ekso Bionics, Emerson Process Management, EMEX, Enablon, Enhesa, Enviance, Equipois, Equivital, ERA EHS, Esri, ETQ, Exhauss, Extronics, Fatigue Science, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), FER strumenti, Flyability, Focused Photonics, Gasmet, GE, Gensuite, Global Drone Surveys, Globe Manufacturing, Gobio Robot, Hawkeye Drone Services, Heddoko, Hexagon Geospatials, Hexoskin, Highways England, Hitachi, Honda, Honeywell, HORIBA Process & Environmental, Human Condition Safety, Iconics, Identified Technologies, Industrial Scientific, Industrial Skyworks, Influx Data, Innophys, Intel, Intelex, IsoMetrix, Kespry, Kinetic, Kittiwake Procal, Kopin Corporation, Laevo, Laster Technologies, Lisam Systems, Lockheed Martin, Measure, Mercury-Instruments, Meta, Microdrones, Microsoft Hololens, Mitratech, MMC, MyZone, Noonee, NordSafety, Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT), Novadrone, NQ-UAV, Nuance, Ocuair, Olive Media, Onyx Beacon, Optalert, Optinvent, OSIsoft, Pace Environmental, Panasonic, Pix4D, PrecisionHawk, ProcessMAP, QinetiQ, RB3D, Reactec, RealSpace 3D, RectrixAS, Red.On.Line, Redpoint Positioning, Robo-Mate by EU, Rockwell Automation, SafeTec, SafetyChanger, SafetyCulture, SafetyTek, SAI Global, SAP, Sarcos, Schneider Electric, Scott Safety, Selerant, senseFly, Sensory, Sentera, Sentient Computing, Siemens, Silverhawk Aerial Imaging, SiteHawk, Skeye, Sky-Futures, SkySpecs, SmartCap, Soar Solutions, Source Intelligence, Specialty Technical Publishers, SPECTAIR, Sphera Solutions, SRI International, Stay Safe, Strat-Aero, Streamline Simulations, STRIVR, StrongArm Technologies, SuitX, Team UAV, Tekran Instruments Corporation, Teledyne Monitor Labs, Terra Drone, TerraSmart, Texodrone Services, ThermoFischer Scientific, Triax Technologies, Trimble, Trumbull Unmanned, TZOA, UAS Flight Ops, UL EHS Sustainability, Uplift Data Partners, VelocityEHS, VINCI, Viper Drones, Virtalis, VolAero Drones, VR Safety, Vuzix, Workforce Alpha, XACTSENSE, Xcel Energy, XVR Simulation, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Yuneec, Zayfti

About the author

Malavika Tohani

Research Director

Malavika leads the Verdantix Operational Excellence practice. Her current research agenda focuses on the digitization of Operational Excellence and covers operational risk technologies, best practices and growth strategies. Her recent research focussed on benchmarking the capabilities of the prominent operational risk software vendors. She has over 10 years’ experience in research and strategy consulting. Malavika previously worked at Frost & Sullivan, managing and delivering advisory projects for clients involving expansion, acquisition, benchmarking and product development strategies. Malavika holds a MSc in Economics from Madras School of Economics.

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