Remote inspections make meat processing labs safer and more productive.

The Australian red meat industry has a global reputation for high quality, sustainable and safe products. This AMPC project seeks to further enhance this reputation through innovative remote auditing technology and supports Red Meat 2030 priorities: Customers, Consumers and Community and Our Markets.

In a previous AMPC project hands-free, smart glasses technology was used to stream live vision from processing plants in Brisbane to Beijing, China to address labeling and compliance concerns. This new project looks to leverage this same augmented reality technology solution and apply it to domestic needs, associated with COVID-19 and supply chain transparency.. 

The pilot project has set out to implement wearable smart-glass, made by Australian immersive technology solution company Bondi Labs, in five meat processing facilities on the East Coast of Australia. The devices enable the wearer to conduct video calls, while having both hands free to perform tasks, as requested by the inspector on the other end of the call. 

Tasks can be seen and assisted remotely in real-time, negating the need for on-site inspections, which in turn improves efficiency, productivity and safety. 

Inspections will be carried out remotely in collaboration with inspection agencies such as AUS-MEAT and the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE). With grand plans to explore different use cases for the device, such as machine learning, remote employer WHS onboarding and hyperspectral cameras. 

“This technology has the potential to be a real competitive advantage for Australia and with AMPC we are leading the way with its development.” Bondi Lab’s managing director Jonathan Marshall 

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