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ergo@WSH mobile application

Title translated into English

ergo@WSH mobile application

Content

Users can use ergo@WSH to: • Evaluate sitting and lifting postures using photographs and videos • Receive tips on how to improve postures • Monitor changes in posture and health complaints over time • Share posture analysis results via Facebook, Twitter, email • Receive stretching exercise tips • Set exercise reminders

Message

ergo@WSH mobile app aims to be an interactive, easy-to-use and readily accessible tool to raise public awareness of good postures at work. ergo@WSH is meant for workplace safety and health (WSH) professionals and the general public. WSH professionals can use it to identify, evaluate and monitor ergonomic hazards in the workplace, and provide recommendations to prevent musculo-skeletal disorders. For the general public, it is an interactive and fun way to help family and friends improve their sitting and lifting postures at home and at work.

Background

ergo@WSH is one of the first few mobile apps available in the market that allows workers to evaluate their postures using photographs in a simple and user-friendly way. Searches in the literature and market places revealed a lack of appropriate free, easy-to-use, interesting and readily accessible learning tools on ergonomics or good working postures. While a few solutions and tools were available on the market, they were often costly and complicated to use, requiring sophisticated software and using technical medical terms. To meet the needs of the increasingly tech-savvy workforce, the Workplace Safety and Health Institute developed ergo@WSH, a free mobile app on the iOS and Android platforms. By tapping on the camera function of the smart-phone, users can simply take a picture or video and perform instant analysis of their sitting and lifting postures and receive tips on how to improve postures and relevant stretching exercises.

Target Group

ergo@WSH is meant for workplace safety and health (WSH) professionals and the general public.

Awards

CIO 100 Honoree 2013 Award

Contact details Editor

Workplace Safety and Health Institute, MOM Services Centre
Bendemeer Road1500, Singapore-339946 Singapore

Contact details Production company

Mindwave Solutions Pte. Ltd
Science Park Drive73 - #03-07/08, Cintech I, Science Park I , Singapore-118254 Singapore
www.mindwaveglobal.com