Wearable motion sensor alerts workers to potential injury

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Designed specifically for industrial workers, the SoterSpine wearable and app by Soter Analytics tracks a wearer’s actions to provide suggestions for reducing the risk of back injury. In a trial at one of the country’s leading mining operations, the Perth, the Australia-based information technology company found that the risk of back injury to team members was reduced by up to 70 percent. The small device clips onto clothing and is designed to be worn continuously, whatever the conditions, and is heat and water proof. If an at-risk movement is detected, the device will alert the wearer. The connected devices combine…

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