SafeBack

Visualizing risk of back injury

Problem

Caregivers are at a high risk of low back injuries due to the use of dangerous postures and high hand loads when handling patients, which can place excessive loads on the spine.

Approach

We’ve developed an App called SafeBack which allows you to provide on-the-spot feedback to ensure correct posture so as to reduce the amount of force placed on the spine.

Interested?

SafeBack is available for free from the Google Play store. The video below demonstrates how the App might be used.

You can also find out more about SafeBack and our other back injury prevention resources at preventbackinjury.org

Team

Tara, Felipe, Karen, Amanda and Tilak