TECHNOLOGY: How can we use Sport Science and wearable technology to automatically (and remotely) reduce injury risks for workers

23 Jun 2020
13:30

TECHNOLOGY: How can we use Sport Science and wearable technology to automatically (and remotely) reduce injury risks for workers

Research has indicated that traditional approaches to safety training (including manual handling training) are ineffective at changing worker behaviour and reducing injury risks.

However, the Sports Science model of using wearable technology and data analysis to identify injury risks, then providing individualised training and feedback has been proven to effectively change behaviour and reduce injury risks. In this session we’ll review the research and methods behind successful sports-based injury prevention programs, and demonstrate how the same methods can be used to protect workers from injury in a cost-effective and sustainable way.

We’ll also explore the use of data analysis and smartphone technology to:
1. identify specific injury risks for individual workers,
2. identify which training modules the worker needs to complete to reduce these risks and;
3. deliver these training modules to the worker through their smartphone.