Soter Analytics wearable solutions reduce spine & shoulder injuries among Caregivers

St John of God
Case Study

The Partner
St John of God Subiaco Hospital is a world-class private hospital in Perth, Western Australia offering the highest quality medical and surgical care in a warm and welcoming environment. The organization employs more than 13,000 care givers across Australian & New Zealand.

Many of Perth’s leading specialist physicians and surgeons’ practice at the 578-bed hospital, allowing inpatients, outpatients and day patients to access a comprehensive range of services including maternity, medical, surgical, rehabilitation and allied health.

“Many roles at our hospital require manual handling. Moving a patient or bed incorrectly or lifting a heavy object the wrong way can lead to ongoing issues and finding new ways to keep our workers safe and motivated to move safely is something we take pride in doing”

The Challenge
The St John of God Subiaco Hospital team have been monitoring and assisting their staff by means of continual classroom training and ongoing task risk assessments.

The challenge to have staff off the job for training has always posed as a concern and therefore they jumped at the opportunity to engage in a program that was able to be completed in-situ with instantaneous user feedback and bite size micro-learnings to help with engagement and behavioral change.

WORKER: Vibro-tactile feedback, coupled with in-app personalised data tracking and 3 minute in-situ microlearning tutorials, created a heightened awareness of activity resulting in personalised encouragement to adjust and decrease the number of hazardous movements being made.

MANAGEMENT: All data was made available to management via a web-based dashboard.

Spine: Risk Breakdown
Spine: HM Improvement
Shoulder: Risk Breakdown
Shoulder: HM Improvement

“The SoterCoach has been successful in supporting Caregivers in a variety of roles, including nursing, engineering, cleaning and maintenance. It has even been useful in ensuring the safety of injured staff returning to work”

Solution Outcome
SJGSH / SoterCoach contributions:

- Improvement for all risk groups of employees

- Risk breakdown differences to help with hazard identification

- Increased movement awareness of the employees

- Improved safety culture and emphasis on worker wellness

- Employee empowerment and autonomy

- Proactive insight into work done in the workplace

- Safe, non-invasive secure clip on device

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    Get up to 86% of reduction in back & shoulder ergonomic injuries


    Achieve up to 67% of reduction in workers compensation costs


    Ensure smooth operations and reduce employee turnover


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