Chapter Meeting – Lower Back Injuries

  • Chapter Meeting Lower Back Injuries
    January 18, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Technology-based injury prevention “Reducing lower-back injuries with a privacy-aware compliance tracking system”

Presented By: Dr. Wenbing Zhao, Professor – Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cleveland State University

Location:  Creekside Restaurant 8803 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141 

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018   5:30 p.m. – registration and networking   6:00 p.m. – dinner (please select salmon or chicken when registering)  presentation follows dinner

Lost productivity from lower back injuries in workplaces costs billions of dollars per year. A significant fraction of such workplace injuries are the result of workers not following best practices. In this talk, Dr. Zhao will present the design, implementation, and evaluation of a novel computer-vision-based system that aims to increase the workers’ compliance to best practices in using proper body mechanics. The system consists of inexpensive programmable depth sensors, wearable devices, and smart phones. The system is designed to track the activities of consented workers using the depth sensors, alert them discreetly on detection of noncompliant activities, and produce cumulative reports on their performance. Essentially, the system provides a valuable set of services for both workers and administrators toward a healthier and, therefore, more productive workplace.

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