Location: United Kingdom
The small device is worn on the employee’s belt and automatically recognises poor movements to reduce workplace injury. It can also be used for coronavirus contact tracing in the workplace.
Workplace injuries are costly for both the employer and employee, along with the pain and complications caused by the injury itself. Prioritising employee safety in the workplace increases productivity thanks to an increase in attendance and morale, and significantly reduces the cost of claims and lost workdays.
Kinetic’s small wearable device is threaded onto the employee’s belt and tracks their movements throughout the day. The sensor automatically detects unsafe movements when the employee is bending, reaching, or twisting, and alerts the employee by vibrating. Real-time reminders to correct unsafe postures and activities can help the employee break bad habits over time and reduce their chance of injury.
Data is uploaded from the device to a dashboard so managers can look for patterns and find ways to create a safer workplace.
The wearable isn’t limited to reducing physical injury through poor biomechanics; it can also keep employees safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. The wearable uses Bluetooth to track and record contacts, so it’s easy to know who needs to be isolated if a case of the virus is detected. A proximity alert causes the device to vibrate if employees are closer than six feet apart.