Kenco uses SoterCoach wearable technology to proactively prevent injuries
Kenco piloted the technology with several different job functions in one of their most physically demanding warehouses, with a focus mainly on pickers.
- Associate picks up the device from a central safety area at the start of a shift, scans it out and clips it to their shirt/vest.
- Throughout the day the sensor provides real-time audible and vibration biofeedback alerting associates of any hazardous movements they make. The individualized notifications optimize training and health, preventing injury and overuse issues, creating sustainable change through real-time training.
- At the end of the shift, the user returns the device to the safety area, rescanning it with the option to view their personal data for the shift, collect virtual badges in the gamified environment, all to drive improvement.
"Nobody likes back pain, but proper lifting is a habit that many new associates have not yet developed. The Soter device gently yet persistently raises the level of awareness, building a good incentive to use better body mechanics. The results of the Soter pilot program showed us that this product is an effective tool to reduce incorrect lifting, which can lead to fatigue, soreness, and even injury"
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