none

MELBOURNE PROVIDES WEARABLE TECH TO LONDON

15-05-2016
by 
in 

The Melbourne-based medical manufacturer dorsaVi has finalized a contract with Transport for London to provide wearable safety monitors to UK staff.

The hundred-thousand GBP contract, dorsaVi’s largest so far, is for the identification of potential injuries or stresses in physical labor tasks, via the use of ViSafe wearable tech.

“Transport for London has taken a highly innovative approach to disrupting the unjur cycle caused by manual handling work. ViSafe data will help TFL achieve its aim in omplementing strategies that will have a long term positive impact on the number, nature, and severity of injuries as a result of manual handling work,” said Zoe Whyatt, Head of Operations at dorsaVi.

Recent data from the UK indicates that 9.5 million working days were lost in the last financial year due to musculoskeletal injury. Most of these days were lost in the manual labor sector, and a great deal of those injuries caused back disorders.

The ViSafe setup includes miniature sensors placed on workers as they perform their day-to-day tasks. These sensors measure movement, posture, vibration, and muscular strain on the lower back and shoulders.

This contract is the continuation of a shift towards preventative and proactive measures taken by employers, and follows several smaller contracts between TFL and dorsaVi. 

Related news & editorials

  1. 18.06.2018
    18.06.2018
    by      In
    Queensland-based electronics design and manufacturing company, Hetech, is collaborating with selected local engineering companies to increase its design capacity of up to 20 engineers.
    With defence projects such as the LAND400: Phase 2 arriving in Queensland, collaboration between local engineers... Read More
  2. 15.06.2018
    15.06.2018
    by      In
    The NRMA has chosen Australian-made electric vehicle chargers from Brisbane-based Tritium to equip its $10 million network planned for New South Wales and the ACT. The network, which will be the largest in Australia, will comprise 40-plus charging stations that will be free to use for NRMA members... Read More
  3. 14.06.2018
    14.06.2018
    by      In
    Australia’s Collins Class submarine fleet is set to receive significant sonar upgrades this year in a project led by Raytheon Australia and Thales Australia.
    In announcing the commencement of the upgrade programme, Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said that as the... Read More
  4. 14.06.2018
    14.06.2018
    by      In
    Australian-founded Ainsworth Game Technology has expanded globally since being established in 1995, today representing the fifth-largest gaming manufacturer in the USA. The company boasts a new state-of-the-art US$40 million facility in Las Vegas, which produces thousands of gaming machines per... Read More