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Kenzen announces device rental program for summer 2021

Rapid deployment of life-saving smart PPE critical for heat stress


In anticipation of what the U.S. National Weather Service and U.K. Met Office predict to be the hottest summer on record, Kenzen, makers of smart PPE that monitors the heat health of workers in hot and humid conditions, has announced a new rental program for its wearable devices.

The rental program is being launched to help companies of all sizes across many industries protect workers and maintain productivity during the 2021 summer working season.

To allow companies of all sizes to quickly deploy the new technology, Kenzen is offering rental packages of 10, 20, and 50 devices. The Kenzen kit includes devices, armbands, device chargers, apps available for both iOS and android phones, and packaging for easy returns at the end of the rental period.

Packages can be rented for a two-month period online at store.kenzen.com, where training videos provide instructions for use and deployment. Kenzen also provides a snapshot of workers’ risk level and alerts after the rental period, which can be used by companies to enhance their heat intervention techniques such as locations of shaded areas, hydration stations and ice baths, and PPE clothing selections.

Kenzen devices are worn by workers and contain sensors that monitor, in real-time, an individual’s physiological markers that trigger heat injury risks. The worker is warned of heat danger via a smart phone app that vibrates and gives next-step instructions, as well as vibrations on the device they are wearing.  Managers have a corresponding app that alerts them when a worker needs an intervention to stop work, rest, and hydrate, and when it is safe to return to work.


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