Accomodation and Food Services Case Study

Accomodation and Food Services Case Study

Body Stressing Injury Risk Assessment Using Wearable Technology
and Data Analysis in Accommodations and Food Services


Outcome: 68% reduction in potential injury risk for high-load tasks

One in every 150 workers in the accommodation and food services industry sustains an avoidable musculoskeletal injury every year. Unfortunately, this figure is increasing by 9% per year.

In 2021, Bardavon conducted a trial program to assess how the wearable technology, smartphone app, and data analytics platform could assist in assessing and reducing avoidable body stressing injury risks.

Trial Objective

Use wearable technology and data analysis to understand the physical demands on various workers and identify opportunities to reduce injury risks.


Measure the movements of a selected group over a five-week period using Work Task Assessments and Movement Coaching.


This study found a three to four times greater increase in injury risk between the five highest risk workers and group average. Potential injury risk for high-load tasks was reduced by 68 percent.

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