dorsaVi Introduces ViSafe to U.S. to Help Companies Prevent Workplace Injuries
28 Apr, 2015, 08:00 ET
MINNEAPOLIS, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- dorsaVi Pty Limited, (AXA:DVL) today introduced ViSafe, a non-invasive, wearable sensor system that measures movement and muscle activity while on the job, enabling companies to redesign certain workplace activities to improve safety and prevent injuries.
"We are excited to bring ViSafe to the U.S. market and give employers data that shows how certain repetitive motions can strain muscles, joints and other parts of the back, leading to wear and tear and increased injuries," states John Kowalczyk, president of dorsaVi U.S. "Using the information provided by ViSafe, companies reduce workers' compensation costs by changing how certain jobs are performed."
How it Works
Employees wear the ViSafe device while on the job. ViSafe measures employees' movement and muscular activity on various parts of the body while the employee is engaged in their everyday workplace activities. dorsaVi then assesses the data and helps employers find solutions to eliminate, reduce and better manage physical work demands, with the goal of reducing injury rates and work related costs.
According to Occupational Health and Safety Administration, it has been estimated that direct workers' compensation costs U.S. employers almost $1 billion per week. "Given the high costs associated with workers' compensation in the U.S., ViSafe is an excellent way to assess risk and manage workplace programs," adds Kowalczyk.
The U.S. launch of ViSafe follows introduction of the product in Australia and the United Kingdom where it has been successfully used by large and small companies, in sectors from retail to mining. For more information on how ViSafe can help U.S. companies improve workplace safety, go to www.dorsavi.com/us.
dorsaVi (ASX:DVL) is an ASX company focused on developing innovative motion analysis device technologies for use in clinical practice, elite sports, and occupational health and safety. dorsaVi believes its wearable sensor technology enables – for the first time – many aspects of detailed human movement and position to be accurately captured, quantified and analysed outside a biomechanics lab, in both real-time and real situations for up to 24 hours.
Our technology has applications across three sectors:
- Clinical: ViMove is transforming the management of patients by providing objective assessment, monitoring outside the clinic and immediate biofeedback. ViMove is currently used by medical and allied health practice in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and is now available in the United States following FDA 510K clearance.
- Elite Sports: ViPerform is allowing coaches and medical teams managing elite managing athletes and teams to screen athletes and provide objective evidence for decisions on return to play, measure biomechanics and provide immediate biofeedback out on the field, tailor and track training programs and optimize technique and peak performance. ViPerform is being used by AFL and NRL clubs in Australia, clubs in the Barclays Premier League, Australian and Victorian Institutes of Sport, Cricket Australia and various Olympic teams and athletes internationally.
- OH&S: We combine innovation, measurement and quality to reduce workplace incidents, costs, meet compliance and improve brand reputation. ViSafe enables employers to assess risk of injury for employees as well as test the effectiveness of proposed changes to workplace design, equipment or methods based on objective evidence. ViSafe has been used by major corporations including Coles, Woolworths, Toll, Toyota, Orora (formerly Amcor), Crown and BHP Billiton. Australian Workplace Compliance (AWC) delivers risk mitigation through compliance to OHS, Quality Management Systems, Company Policy and Process.
SOURCE dorsaVi Pty Limited
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