For physical strain to be reduced, it is essential to record its occurrence for each individual caregiver. Sensors are therefore being embedded in caregivers’ work clothes to enable the collection of relevant data during work. The data gathered can then form the basis for individualized injury prevention programs.
In order to bill properly for their services, caregivers need to document each action. To make this easier, the movement patterns derived will be used to identify typical caregiving activities. A caregiver will then only need to confirm a list of services provided, thus saving a significant amount of time. Additionally, a piece of software for dynamic workforce management and routing is being developed so that work schedules can be automatically modified to accommodate unforeseen events.