In 2021, there were over 3000 fatal and 2.9 million non-fatal accidents in workplaces across the EU. Over a fifth of these, perhaps unsurprisingly, occurred within the construction sector. All of them, in theory, were preventable. 

Stockholm-based startup Buddywise has built a computer vision algorithm that scans a workplace and warns you of potentially dangerous situations. It also sends out emergency alerts in the event of an injury or death. The company says it’s working towards a “zero-injury future”.   

“Everybody should be able to return home unharmed after a day’s work, so we can’t accept the status quo,” said Lamin Faye, co-founder and CEO at Buddywise, who previously worked 10 years as VP of safety and digitisation at wind energy giant Vattenfall.