SoterCoach. Learn by Working.™
SoterCoach is the first wearable solution & training program that uses AI to improve an individual's ergonomic safety. It delivers personalized coaching to workers using a wearable device and provides recommendations via a mobile app.
Reduce Workers Comp Costs by 67%
SoterCoach reduces the risk of spine & back injuries - the most common and costly workplace injuries
Reduce Back & Shoulder Injuries by 86%
The personalized training program uses AI to improve individual ergonomic safety. The result is a systemic reduction in injuries across entire organizations
More Effective Than Other Solutions
The real-time data collection and notifications cements behavioural change in one engaging, compliance-focused and easy-to-scale solution. No class time or external experts required
The Soter Device
A small, lightweight wearable solution that monitors and understands risk of injury
Measures & monitors 10 hazardous movements in real-time
Works independently from phones in the workplace
Provides real-time audio & haptic feedback
The SoterCoach App
Personalized training based on the individual's actual movements and injury risk is delivered via the app
Burts daily micro-learning tutorials to assist behavioural change
20-day personalized program
No phone required during work time
Linking managers and workers, the Soter analytics dashboard provides a complete state of progress
Access all data immediately
View and manage worker progress easily
Design and implement new workplace solutions informed by accurate analytics
How SoterCoach Solves the Problem
SoterCoach uses biofeedback to a alert a worker to high-risk movements while they are performing their tasks. The haptic and audible notifications provide internal learning to alter nerve pathways and is one of the most effective tools for self-correction and increasing awareness. Three main components of risk are tracked: poor technique, awkward static postures, and high intensity.
Throughout the program of SoterCoach, biofeedback risk alerts are tailored to the individual and promote proprioception, encouraging better awareness of one’s movement patterns.
Workers wear the device on the back or shoulder for 2-4 weeks. Real-time audio and haptic feedback facilitate awareness
Daily 3-5 minute micro-learning tutorials delivered through the app (on the communal tablet or a phone)
Ergonomic awareness improves. Reducing the average number of daily hazardous movements by 30-70% in just 20 days
Available Training Programs
Manual Handling Training would help to increase awareness of posture and body mechanics through the biofeedback from the device, together with the Manual Handling Coaching program, delivered through the mobile app.
Prevent severe injuries by providing an Early Intervention Training program. Thorough technique coaching, stretching and advice are offered to intervene and prevent the beginning of a strain becoming a recordable injury. Help your workers to manage early signs of injury, without taking time away from work.
Soter provides an ergonomic solution which outsmarts traditional training methods
Our Partners Success Stories
Wincanton uses Soter AI-ergonomic sensors resulting in 250 days of no lost-time injuries
United Farmers of Alberta
United Farmers of Alberta reduced ergonomic injuries by 86% with behavior changing wearables
Unprecedented safety milestone for CNH Saskatoon eliminating injuries in one year with Soter tech
Endeavour Energy improves health & safety of their workforce using Soter Analytics technologies
Book a Free Online Demo
We'll give you an overview of Soter Solutions, provide examples of use cases, show you the dashboard and reporting, and talk through the basics of a good implementation. As the result, you'll see how your organization can:
Get up to 86% of reduction in back & shoulder ergonomic injuries
DRIVE-DOWN CLAIMS COSTS
Achieve up to 67% of reduction in workers compensation costs
Ensure smooth operations and reduce employee turnover
Earn over 250% ROI when partnering with Soter Analytics
Frequently Asked Question
One of our significant achievements includes a 55% drop in musculoskeletal injuries announced in 2019 by Travis Perkins in the UK. Since then, numerous organizations have experienced reduced risk of injury with our solutions, leading to an average of 65% injury reduction, along with an average spine injury risk reduction of 36%, and shoulder injury risk reduction of 89%.
Our approach to ensuring worker safety integrates meticulous technical measurements and international industry standards, including but not limited to International Standards 11228-1 to 11228-6 & 12295, OSHA's Ergonomics Program Standard 29 CFR 1910.900, and Safe Work Australia's Hazardous Manual Tasks Code of Practice. We've supplemented these measures with insights gained from numerous peer-reviewed studies.
By consistently using Soter products, we have been able to fine-tune these standards based on solid real-world evidence. This blending of established standards and practical evidence has resulted in a proven method for assessing musculoskeletal safety, bridging the gap between theoretical standards and real-world applications.
Furthermore, there's a growing body of literature evidence highlighting the benefits to workers who use wearable technology with haptic feedback, and we're actively collaborating with companies and academia worldwide to contribute to this knowledge base.
Our Soter wearable technology is designed with an emphasis on precision and rigorous adherence to well-established safety standards. It utilizes an inertial motion sensor along with advanced data algorithms to identify and quantify movements such as bending, twisting, or applying force that could pose a risk to the worker's musculoskeletal system.
Comprehensive Risk Support
The analytics dashboard presents all the data collected from the Soter devices. It offers insights tailored to individuals, teams, groups, job roles, tasks, and sites. This comprehensive view of risk at both the individual and organizational level helps identify areas needing attention, ultimately driving improvements in ergonomic processes and fostering a strong safety culture.
Identify Safety Champions and Change Resistance
The dashboard also tracks various psychosocial factors in the workplace. Reports generated can highlight safety champions and identify workers who may be resistant to change, providing crucial insights for promoting a positive safety culture.
Monitor Work Intensity and Hazard Fluctuations
The dashboard displays information on work and task intensity over time, revealing fluctuations in hazards throughout shifts or weeks. This data can help target work-rest cycles or job rotation, promoting healthier work schedules and reducing injury risk.
Implement Task Modification
The Soter program can identify repetitive hazardous movements associated with everyday tasks. This information allows you to review these tasks for potential modification, substitution, or the introduction of tools and aids to reduce injury risk.
Progress Towards Improvement
The data collected and displayed on the Soter dashboard is a powerful tool for implementing changes in the hierarchy of controls. Traditionally, insights and progress toward improvements have been driven by injury investigations or resource-intensive observation. With the Soter program, these insights are available continuously and in real-time, providing a proactive approach to safety and productivity improvements.
The data provided by the Soter program is not only informative but also actionable, leading to impactful changes in your organization's safety culture and overall productivity.
Encourage area managers to believe in and commit to the vision of the Soter solution. When they understand and support the goals of the program, they're more likely to champion it effectively on the ground.
Investment in Training
Ensure your managers receive thorough training on the Soter program. When they deeply understand the technology and its benefits, they can better guide their teams and answer any queries that may arise.
Monitoring Program Success
Encourage area managers to continually monitor the program's deployment and adjust strategies based on the data. The Soter dashboard provides easily readable data that helps identify potential risks, allowing for quick adjustments without needing a data analytics expert.
Promoting Collaboration and Feedback
Foster a culture of open communication and collective problem-solving. Encourage area managers to engage their teams in safety discussions, promote the sharing of ideas and concerns, and facilitate feedback to upper management.
Implementing Accountability Measures
Soter has developed a robust reporting method and system for managers to easily follow using the Soter dashboard to help them consistently see the improvements and benefits the program is having on their team and assist them in keeping their workers motivated and safe.
These steps can empower your area managers to take ownership of the Soter program implementation and ensure a successful, safety-focused culture in your organization.
Understand and articulate the benefits of the Soter program clearly. Emphasize that it's designed for safety management, not performance monitoring, and our goal is to improve workers' well-being rather than intensify digital scrutiny.
Inclusion in Decision-Making
Involve the union in the decision-making process. Their insights can be valuable, and their concerns are crucial to address.
Transparency about Data Collection
Know what data the Soter program collects, and ensure that only relevant information for safety management is gathered.
We're committed to working with you to address potential concerns. For instance, if geolocation isn't necessary, it can be disabled. We can also provide aggregated or anonymized data to management, and ensure workers have regular access to their own data.
Involving all relevant stakeholders in your organization, including H&S teams, HR, legal, innovation teams, and operational management, is crucial. Engage your workers in the discussion, seek their feedback, and address their concerns proactively.
Remember, the purpose of implementing the Soter program is to enhance safety and protect the well-being of your workers. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, don't hesitate to reach out to one of our account managers. They're always ready to help guide you through this journey.
All information collected by the Soter wearable devices is stored within the devices themselves and can be synced remotely. This data is then transferred to a centralized dashboard. This dashboard maps all areas of risk, translating the data into an easily readable format that paints a clear picture of your workers' safety environment. It provides key starting points for you to begin mitigating any risks that may arise.
So even if your staff is constantly on the move, you can still access and analyze their data to maintain a strong safety culture within your organization.
The Soter Champion
We encourage each site to designate a "Soter Champion" - a team member who has first-hand experience with the SoterCoach program and believes in its benefits. Trained by the Soter team, the Champion helps educate their colleagues about the device and supports its allocation.
The Customer Success Manager
We provide a dedicated Customer Success Manager to each client. This person is there to assist your team with the day-to-day operation of the program, resolving tech issues, strategizing implementation, and driving towards the success metrics you've defined at the beginning. They can also facilitate site visits and handle logistics for a multiple-location rollout, supporting you in creating the most effective timeline.
Education and Promotion
Successful integration of the Soter program requires clear and simple communication to your workforce. It's important to give everyone time to understand the concept, ask questions, and try the device for themselves, especially management and supervisory staff. The more familiar your team is with the SoterCoach devices, the smoother your program will run.
We recommend these elements as the key to a successful implementation. If you're ready to improve workplace safety with Soter, we're excited to partner with you on this journey.
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