Modern Ergonomics: How Portable Health Tools Can Realign Your Workforce

For remote and hybrid workers, digital tools like email and video conferencing make getting things done—independently and collaboratively—relatively easy, and many employees enjoy working in the comfort of home. Productivity has generally increased with the flexibility to work remotely, and it’s become the new normal for many workers around the world.

But despite the benefits of Zoom, working in pajamas, and fewer rush hours, working at home can be a lot less comfortable—and more risky—than most people realize. With more employees working on the couch, corporate-led ergonomic engagement has dropped off dramatically. Safety and risk managers can’t possibly visit everyone at home to make sure they’re sitting properly, and remote workers left to their own devices often put themselves in a variety of positions that can eventually lead to pain and injury.

Flexible Work Demands Portable Health Tools

Fortunately, portable health tech can help remote and hybrid workers—as well as employees who need to be in an office, store, airport, or other setting in the field—prevent and eliminate pain or discomfort.

With simple, unobtrusive wearables, workers can train themselves to sit, stand, and move correctly, no matter where they need to be—or prefer to be—to get work done.

These little devices, like DarioHealth’s posture trainer, give real-time insights to help people change their bad ergonomic behaviors and save their spines. In fact, 82% of the thousands of people who use Dario’s device say that it helps them feel better.

This is important because proper body alignment and good musculoskeletal (MSK) health reduces healthcare costs, keeps employees more productive longer, and can even boost morale. According to a recent Vitality Employee Survey, 80% of employees say that having an employer who cares about their health and well-being will affect their future career choice.

40% of the global workforce will consider leaving their current employers within the next year1

66% of employees are waiting to review their company’s new benefits offering before deciding2

80% of employees say having an employer who cares about their health will affect their future career choice3

Data Insights Strengthen Safety Improvement Efforts

Getting real-time data from wearable devices not only keeps users engaged, but it also helps corporate safety managers stay ahead of employee ergonomics issues. This enables timely responses to early indicators of ergonomic risk while giving employees a device that makes a meaningful impact on their lives and health.

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1 Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index
2 Human Workplace Index
3 Vitality Employee Survey