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Driving Change Through Haptic Feedback

By Sarah Essich on July 22, 2020 |

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"How does wearable technology assist in changing the behaviors of my workforce?" It's a question that has and will continued to be posed in many discussions as industries explore the implementation of wearable technology in the workplace. In the current landscape, companies are seeking real-time assistance in promoting social distancing protocols, while also interested in driving positive change to their safety and productivity programs. 

Haptic Feedback

One instrumental way goals are being met is through haptic feedback. Wait... what's haptic feedback? The word "haptic" refers to the sense of touch. Therefore, haptic feedback is information provided through vibration, motion, or pressure felt through one's sense of touch.

Social Distancing

In terms of social distancing, Modjoul's wearable technology has the ability to alert users in real time, through vibration, that they have come within 6 feet of another user. The guess work is eliminated every single time one user comes in close proximity to another. 

But, does it work? YES! After only a week of wearing Modjoul's devices, social distancing infractions are found to be reduced by over 90%. The gentle reminder of the haptic feedback provides ongoing support in reducing the potential spread of illness. 

Ergonomics

Would you believe me if i told you that wearable technology can reduce employee injury through vibration? Well, it's true. The Modjoul wearable has the optionality to alert users anytime they perform a risky bend. For instance, if an employee were to bend greater than 600 , the Modjoul device would vibrate to inform the user that the bend they performed put them at risk for injury.

Utilizing the haptic response functionality, not only reminds the employee every time they perform the risky behavior, but also continuously makes them more aware of their body mechanics in general. 

Again, does it really work? YES! With haptic feedback alone, the Modjoul wearable has been proven to reduce risky bends by nearly 40%. Adding in regular training and process changes, the results are even more significant. 

Conclusion 

The use of wearable technology that is equipped with haptic feedback helps an organization manage potential pain points, such a COVID-19 prevention and lower lumbar injury, in real time, while also promoting a positive safety culture. 

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