SoterCoach: First Wearable Solution to Prevent Shoulder Injuries in the Workplace

By Construction Tech Review | Friday, September 25, 2020

Soter Analytics today launched the world’s 1st wearable device for the prevention of shoulder injuries in the workplace; SoterCoach

London, UK - Soter Analytics launched the world’s first wearable technology solution to prevent shoulder injuries in the workplace. Featuring a new graphically pleasing management dashboard and upgraded user-friendly app boasting multiple ergonomic micro-learning coaching programs.

The original wearable solution developed by Soter to prevent back injuries has been so successful and proven itself on average reducing up to 55% of manual handling injuries across multiple industries including construction, warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, retail, healthcare. This has been the cornerstone of which their new and improved first to market technology has grown and now includes the shoulder risk; one device interchangeable between the shoulder and the back yielding big injury prevention.

No one believes in consumer-centric design for injury prevention better than Matthew Hart, founder and CEO of Soter Analytics, “Putting ourselves in the shoes of our client’s, truly understanding their problems, barriers and facilitators and engaging in empathetic listening, we are now so proud to launch our new SoterCoach solution that has been built off the back of direct customer feedback”.

Partnering with St John of God (Subiaco) hospital (SJOGSH) in Australia to build the shoulder training functionality and based on direct feedback and insight from the wearers, tweaking all aspects of their technology in order to create high accuracy and engagement success. They understand the design issues that lead to discouragement of use (wearability, weight, size, app engagement, encroachment) and have worked hard to build a product that is easily deployable and user friendly with feedback showing a 98% positive rate of engagement and in app manual handling training programs.

Soter Analytics has over 5 years of user experience that has continually assisted them to build a product that is up to professional standards. The wearable solution has been proven by multiple case studies, white papers and a team of doctors, engineers, ergonomists, movement specialists and data scientists with all parameters backed by international safety standards for musculoskeletal safety in the workplace.

The solution consists of a 2 x 3cm lightweight clip on device providing real-time biofeedback coupled with a personal app exhibiting data and in-situ micro-learning and accompanied by an online dashboard for management. The combination has high user engagement and has proven to reduce the risk and all the direct and indirect costs associated to injuries in manual handling industries.

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