August 24, 2018 –
Many manual workers are involved in physically demanding activities, dealing with awkward body postures and repetitive manual handling tasks that result in ergonomic injuries, such as MSDs. Such ergonomic risks not only endanger workers’ longevity in the industry but also result in higher insurance costs. Hear about a smartphone-based automated risk assessment system that addresses these issues by processing video images of workers taken at site. This system can reduce the burden of manual observation and provide an opportunity to train workers to develop ergonomically safe working postures so they can stay in the industry for a longer time.