0001BEACON

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Abstract

Forklifts are often used for moving heavy goods around warehouses and manufacturing facilities. Statistics show that the forklift is the vehicle involved in the most workplace accident each year. The heavy vehicle can cause severe injuries or even death to the unprotected pedestrian as situations may occur inside tight spaces with many visual and auditory obstacles. The goal of the 0001 Beacon is to create a smart light that can measure and interpret moving objects in a warehouse setting. The 0001 Beacon provides notifications to all involved parties allowing them to heighten their awareness with the end goal of lowering the number of accidents.