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. The solution has been proven and the typical worker improves their ergonomic safety by reducing the hazardous movements they make by between 30-70%.
With 10,000+ workers already on board, organizations around the globe have seen up to 55% injury reduction.Book a Demo
50% Reduction in Direct & Indirect Injury Costs
The Soter solution effectively teaches workers to self-correct their movements in real-time and helps reduce the risk of spine & back injuries - the most frequently occurring and costly injuries at industrial workplaces
55% Reduction in Ergonomic Injuries
With a personalized ergonomics training program that uses AI, the Soter solution has been proven to improve an individual's ergonomic safety resulting in a comprehensive reduction in ergonomic injuries across an entire organization
65% More Effective than Other Solutions
With real-time data collection and notifications, the Soter solution imprints behavioural change, it is engaging, compliance-focused and easy to scale across large workforces reducing any downtime making it more effective than any other injury prevention method, e.g. in-class training or on-site consultant
Smart Wearables for Complete Safety
Soter devices can be worn on both the back and/or shoulder to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
The complete solution to prevent back injuries resulting in MSDs like:
- Sprains and strains of low back muscles
- Disc herniation
The complete solution to prevent shoulder injuries resulting in MSDs like:
- Rotator cuff tendinitis and impingement syndrome
- Biceps tendinitis
- Shoulder muscle strains
- Disorders of the large muscles, stabilizing the scapula, including non-specific neck pain and tension neck syndrome
The Soter Device
The Soter device is the smallest and lightweight wearable solution that monitors and understands an individual's risk of injury
- Device measures & monitors 10 at-risk movements in real-time
- Works independently from the phone in the workplace
- Provides real-time feedback to the worker via audio and haptic feedback
Personalized Training & Insights
Training, personalized to the individual's actual movements and injury risk, is delivered to the worker via the app (available in English, French, Spanish, German and other languages)
- 20-day personalized training program
- Gives bursts of relevant daily micro-learning tutorials to assist behavioural change
- Worker does not need a phone in the workplace (coaching is delivered daily on a phone or communal tablet)
The dashboard is the link between the workers using SoterCoach and the organization, this provides managers with the complete state of progress
- Immediately access data
- View and manage the progress of workers
- Data is used to design new workplace solutions
How SoterCoach Works
SoterCoach puts the worker first through human-centric design which makes it very easy to use, manage and scale across organizations of any industry and size. The solution implementation process takes less than 1 hour for 100’s of workers, with a tangible result observed after 10 days of use.
The Intensity Model
Our team of doctors, ergonomists, technical engineers, data scientists and movement specialists conducted a 2-year study. The intensity model was conceptualized and built based on an individual’s natural movements and synthetic movements. Over 10,000 high intensity and low intensity movements were recorded, and the device was taught to distinguish them.
The Soter device does not measure the weight of objects but rather the intensity of a movement – the movement is defined as highly intensive when a person finds it physically difficult to perform. Every time a person makes a movement (e.g., lifting an object) the Soter wearable device collects high-frequency Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) data. This data is fed into a neural network which, based on our 2-year study, is trained to understand if the person finds the particular movement difficult or not.
Through machine learning, the intensity model continually self-learns to calculate how the worker’s risk is adjusting.Learn More
Knowing that modern workers must wear some form of apparatus daily, like helmets, vests, headsets, and other equipment, we have designed the Soter device to be mounted on any piece of existing personal hardware via smart adapters.
With the 30-day battery life of the Soter devices, once attached, they do not have to be removed until the program is completed.
The Charging Hub
The fully-autonomous charging hub with an integrated tablet to launch and scale the solution in just a few hours. The hub ensures the rapid check-in/check-out process, provides straight access to the data and charges of up to 40 devices simultaneously. Workers receive training content via a communal tablet. For even faster check-in/check-out can be connected with barcode scanners and scan guns.
The hub fully is independent of a corporate IT-resources and works without Wi-Fi due to the integrated LTE module. Can be easily rotated between multiple sites.
Manual Handling Training
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.
Early Intervention Training
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 Analytics Clients Success Stories
Travis Perkins (UK)
Soter Analytics helps UK’s largest building merchant to reduce manual handling injuries by 55%
Giant Eagle Supermarkets (US)
Wearable devices help the 34,000-employee retailer reduce risk of injury by 31%
Kenco Logistics (US)
Kenco uses Soter Clip&Go wearable technology to proactively prevent injuries
St John of God (AU)
Soter Analytics AI-driven wearable solutions reduce spine and shoulder injuries among Caregivers
Designed for Greater Safety
SoterCoach is self-managed by workers coaching them, in real-time, how to correct their movements helping to reduce injury risk
The devices have a 30+ day battery life and can work independently from a phone. Weighing only 20 grammes and the size of a matchbox, made to fit all body types
For Back & Shoulder
The device can be worn on the back or shoulder, with no significant adjustments required allowing intervention before an injury happens
No Wi-Fi Required
The device is equipped with an LTE modem and a Bluetooth module, making it fully independent of corporate IT resources & Wi-Fi networks
No Set-Up Fees
No additional implementation costs and sites visits with a 100% online roll-out including personalized support from the dedicated Customer Success Team
The solution can be rolled-out and scaled across organizations of any industry and size. The implementation process takes less than 1 hour for 100’s of workers
You Are In Good Company
SoterCoach is used across industries
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 Questions
- HOW DOES THE DEVICE WORK?
- Measures all the bending, twisting and lifting movements you make.
- Calculates if the movement is hazardous.
- If it is hazardous, the device gives an audible and vibration notification.
- See “what is a hazardous movement” for types of notification.
- WHAT IS A HAZARDOUS MOVEMENT?
A hazardous movement is any movement associated with an increased risk of injury.
Poor lifting technique, forward bending with low intensity > One short beep & vibration.
Poor lifting technique, forward bending with high intensity (heavy load requiring effort) > Three long beeps & vibration.
Twisting (rotation of the trunk) >Three short beeps & vibration.
Repetition of any of the above listed movements within a minute is not notified but tracked in our data as a separate risk.
Sustained awkward postures (either bent forward or twisted) is also tracked in the data but no notification is given to the user at the time the movement is performed.
- WHAT IS THE SOTERCOACH PROGRAM?
A 20-day program to help coach you to use better working postures and avoid ergonomic injury.
There are 2 stages:
- 8 hours without notifications to calibrate our algorithms.
- 19-day Awareness and Improvement program.
It consists of a wearable device and mobile application.
You must wear the device and synchronize with the app every working day to successfully complete the program.
- WHERE IS THE DATA STORED?
Soter is GDPR compliant. All personal data is stored in secured servers within the EU.
All personal data is stored in secured servers within the USA.
All personal data is stored in secured servers in Australia.
- IS IT SAFE TO USE THE DEVICE BLUETOOTH MODULE TOGETHER WITH PACEMAKERS?
Radio module used in our device is FCC certified to be used in wearable devices. It’s safe to be used together with pacemakers and transmission power is extremely small (thousands of times smaller than having a mobile phone in the pocket) and much less radiation than wireless headphones.
- IS SOTER DEVICE ATEX CERTIFIED?
Sure, our Intrinsically safe device is certified for:
NRTL (North America):
Class 1, Division 1, Group A, B, C, D, T4
Class 2, Division 1, Group E, F, G
Class 1, Zone 0, A, EX ia IIC T4 Ga
Zone 20, A/ Ex ia IIIC T135degC Da
Ex II 1GD
Ex ia IIC T4 Ga
Ex ia IIIC T135C Da