Using wearable technology in the workers’ compensation industry could benefit the well-being and independence of individuals with serious injuries.
This suggestion is according to Zack Craft, ATP, VP of rehab solutions and complex care education at One Call Care Management, who shared the benefits of wearable technology for workers’ compensation claims during a recent presentation via One Call University.
“Within the workplace, wearable technology will significantly impact employees in three ways: help prevent workplace injury, keep routine injuries from migrating into more serious problems, and improve the long-term health status and independence of those who have serious injuries,” Craft stated during his presentation, according to a media release from One Call Care Management.
“These technological innovations can, for example, monitor a worker’s posture or the amount and type of exercise, sense when equipment is being used correctly or incorrectly, and incredibly allow people who are paralyzed to walk again using an exoskeleton that is expected to receive FDA approval in 2016.”
“With wearable technology, we can reduce overall costs by keeping the treatment plan on track to avoid re-injury and complications. For people with serious limitations, we give them back a large degree of control over their own lives,” he continues.
During the presentation, Craft shared that wearable technology may be appropriate in complex/catastrophic claims, bariatric claims, geriatric claims, and short-term claims.
For more information about wearable technology, visit One Call Care Management.
[Source(s): One Call Care Management, Business Wire]