Overall, developers are leveraging technology to improve the safety and well-being of workers, and ultimately, prevent long onset injuries. By detecting and addressing potential hazards early on, they are helping to reduce the number of injuries and the associated costs and loss of productivity. In the long run, this could have a significant impact on the industry and overall workforce health.
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Injury management using wearable technology is changing workers’ future outcomes regarding long onset injuries by utilising cutting-edge technology to detect and prevent them early on. They specialise in creating wearable devices that monitor and track the movements and activities of workers in high-risk industries, such as construction and manufacturing.
One of the providers, for example, uses a combination of sensors, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to track the movements of workers and identify potential hazards or risks. The device can detect when a worker is performing an activity that may lead to an injury, such as lifting heavy objects or working in an awkward position. It then sends an alert to the worker or supervisor, allowing them to take corrective action before an injury occurs.
Similarly, machine learning algorithms are used to monitor workers’ movements and detect signs of fatigue or strain. The device can also track a worker’s posture and detect when they are at risk of developing a repetitive strain injury. By providing real-time feedback and alerts, the device helps workers and supervisors to take preventative measures before an injury occurs and then the long and expensive injury management process begins.