Bioergonomics is an occupational assessment that upgrades regular ergonomic practices with biomechanical analyses. Its implementation is essential in a successful Total Worker Health (TWH) approach as it offers deep insight into the health and well-being of the workforce. Therefore, the role of Occupational Safety and Health professionals is necessary in running a successful TWH program at your organization. Furthermore, in order to best support your workforce, invest in HFit’s BioErgo suit as it frontiers the field of bioergonomics through wearable technology and individual assessments.

BioErgo Suit

The BioErgo suit adds biomechanical analysis by leveraging muscle-based assessments. The suit utilizes electromyography (EMG) to detect electrical signals sent through muscles activated during particular workplace tasks. The BioErgo suit has surface EMG sensors built into the garment located around the 9 major muscle groups. During analysis, data is transferred to the Core which processes the signals and sends the insights to a paired iOS. Consequently, HFit’s BioErgo suit allows for real-time analysis of a worker’s health compared to estimations from a photograph used during regular ergonomic assessments.

Muscle-Based Assessments

BioErgo assessments are designed to be evaluations offering specific data on individual workers. Therefore, data insights can reveal improper lifting techniques or movements for each worker instead of generalized outcomes. With a short training course, OSH professionals can become certified HFit Analysts ensuring they’re prepared to run a BioErgo assessments whenever the company desires. During the assessment, two iOS systems are used to 1) capture real-time data of muscle activity and 2) video record the worker completing workplace tasks.

With this technology, companies are not limited to particular assessments. For the health and safety of the workforce, HFit encourages Fitness for Duty (FFD) tests to ensure workers are healthy enough to return to work. Additionally, regular assessments can assist in identifying, preventing, and minimizing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Why BioErgo?

Utilizing HFit’s BioErgo suit advantages any company’s TWH approach. First, muscle-based assessments provide consistent results regardless of who analyzes the data. Second, BioErgo provides big data insights through clinical-based algorithms offering reliable risk of injury conclusions. Third, the BioErgo suit is a surveillance technology that requires simple certification to conduct allowing for bioergonomic assessments to become a regular practice. Fourth, with the overlap of data and video recording, BioErgo locates specific tasks to implement scalable solutions. Lastly, BioErgo captures objective measurements by recovering data once lost through regular ergonomic assessments. 

Conclusion

Pioneer the field of bioergonomics by investing in HFit’s BioErgo suit. Utilize Occupational Safety and Health Professionals to privilege a successful Total Worker Health approach. Prevent and eliminate overuse injuries through regular bioergonomic assessments. Join the BioErgo Revolution.

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