Version 4.1 Puck Press Release

November 6th, 2019

Canaria Technologies is thrilled to be publicly showcasing the v4.1 Canaria Puck. The v4.1 Puck is a major breakthrough for the company, as it is the first version of our predictive wearable devices that is wireless, real-time, and ready for deployment in extreme environments.

What does the Puck do?

The Puck is a first generation predictive wearable capable of predicting heat exhaustion and cognitive fatigue simultaneously. It has been optimised for testing in the field to ensure medical-grade levels of accuracy in our predictive biometric system capable of initial silent alarms for heat exhaustion and cognitive fatigue prediction which may be upgraded via software updates to live individualised alarms powered by AI towards the end of pilot projects with our first batch of clients in the resources, aerospace, and defence sectors. The Puck combines edge computing, cloud computing, and AI to ensure that personalised, selflearning, reliable alarms are sent out in advance of a serious medical incident happening to our users.

Why is this important?

This is our first device that takes predictive biometric systems out of the lab and into extreme environments. It is also the last design iteration required before the final manufacture and mass deployment of the further miniaturised Canaria Earpiece. The Puck is a multi-disciplinary breakthrough combining medical device engineering, industrial design, art (the Puck itself is inspired by early 20th century minimalist sculpture and the bases of Corinthian columns; whilst the dashboard is inspired by 1920s Bauhaus graphic design), organisational psychology, data science, and extremely high speed cloud computing (the Puck has a 2 second delay on its real-time data stream. By comparison, Youtube.com has a 15 second delay on all livestreams). It is a device that has pushed known technologies to their absolute limits.

About the company

Canaria Technologies has established itself as an early leader in the emerging field of predictive biometric systems; combining miniature medical hardware with AI to predict lifethreatening events in our users, starting with predicting heat exhaustion and extreme cognitive fatigue 10 minutes before an incident takes place. Originally emerging from a project to provide high-accuracy real-time medical monitoring to NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (winning the Global NASA Space Apps Best Use of Hardware Award 2016), the company has since moved to Australia to specialise its devices for where they are needed most: life-threatening situations in the most extreme environments known to man.