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08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30

Opening and welcome


- Prof. Danuta Koradecka, Director of CIOP-PIB

- Representatives of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy and the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology

09:30 – 10:45

Session 1: Virtual and augmented reality technologies for safety and health at work

Peter Nickel, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA), Germany

Virtual Reality support for Human Factors in Human-System Interaction

Francisco Rebelo,  University of Lisbon, Portugal

Positive technologies to improve safety at work: Challenges and opportunities

Andrzej Grabowski, CIOP-PIB, Poland

Immersive training applications: how to improve safety and health at work, cognitive skills and physical abilities


10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30

Session 2: Innovative solutions for occupational and environmental noise reduction

Jan Radosz, CIOP-PIB, Poland

Acoustic barriers based on locally resonant sonic crystals

Piero Rivera Benois, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Germany

Psychoacoustic hybrid active noise control applied to headphones

Leszek Morzyński, CIOP-PIB, Poland

Wireless sensor networks for monitoring and reduction of noise hazards


12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00

Session 3: Smart PPE and wearables for safety and health in Industry 4.0 workplaces

Eija Kaasinen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Empowering and engaging factory workers with Operator 4.0 solutions

Anna Dąbrowska, CIOP-PIB, Poland

Perception of warning signals from the protective clothing for firefighters in the simulated utility conditions

Pauline Maurice, Inria - Institut national de recherche en sciences du numérique, France

Deployment of human-centered assistive technologies at work: A focus on users’ opinion

Daniela Zavec, TITERA innovative technologies, Slovenia

Challenges with bringing smart PPE on the market – the gap between regulation and end users


15:00 – 15:15

Summary and closing of the conference