Occupational healthcare and well-being
Companies are ever-more aware that only healthy people can be efficient at work.
At the Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) we help organisations to take innovative action in occupational healthcare geared towards improving their workers’ quality of life.
We advise and train in the evaluation and redesign of workplaces, and in introducing programmes for health promotion.
We help respond to these essential challenges

INDUSTRY 4.0

Industry 4.0 underlines technological change in companies in search of better adaptability, efficiency and thus competitiveness, which is a motor behind innovation in technology-based processes. New technologies have been developed in this context, such as exoskeletons and collaborative robots, whose aim is to improve the quality of life in the workplace. However, it is necessary to look deeper into the interaction between these systems and people in their workplace.

AGE MANAGEMENT

Ageing in the working population presents a big challenge for companies, which must adapt their workplaces to older worker’s needs. Furthermore, ageing must be suitably managed to be able to keep up motivation and productivity until retirement.

A HEALTHY COMPANY

Organisations are becoming ever-more committed to promote health at work, showing that it is beneficial for both the workers’ health and the company’s results. These initiatives’ success depends on guiding them towards workers’ needs and preferences.

HUMAN-CENTRED WORKPLACE

Companies will need to give people a role in their future. It will be essential to design people-centred workplaces in the factories of the future, placing the worker at the centre of the design process and adapting workplaces to each individual’s skills and anthropometric and functional characteristics.

Our solutions
We help companies and different key stakeholders and professionals in occupational healthcare, safety and well-being by means of these solutions:
R&D

We carry out R&D projects to develop products and environments that enable companies to count on safer and healthier workplaces. These projects range from developing devices for monitoring workers to designing machines, tools and workplaces.

Technological consultancy

Based on our acquired knowledge, we advise our clients in order to improve their workers’ well-being (promoting and maintaining health, improving comfort and satisfaction, etc.), productivity (improving performance and efficiency, risk prevention, etc.) and competitiveness (allowing for differentiation).

Training

At IBV we give training in occupational healthcare to professionals in health and safety at work, mainly aimed at the evaluation and design of workplaces, machines and tools.

Considering that people’s health and safety at work is the responsibility of all the staff, we also carry out training and awareness-raising activities at all levels of the company so that the entire organisation is involved and committed to such an important aspect.

Technologies

Aware that only a healthy worker can be an efficient worker, companies are becoming more and more committed to risk prevention and promoting health in the workplace as a way of improving workers’ well-being and increasing their productivity and competitiveness, allowing for differentiation among them.

In response to this need, at the Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) we have the technology to assess ergonomic risks and recommend workplace design, as well as to diagnose and foster workers’ overall well-being.

Fostering healthy people and companies

SUMMAT is an online platform to diagnose and foster workers’ comprehensive well-being.

Ergonomic risk assessment

ERGO/IBV is the leading software on the market for ergonomic risk assessment.

R&D projects
FITWORK

FITWORK

Good practices to develop physical activity programs at work.
BIONIC

BIONIC

Personalised Body Sensor Networks with Built-In Intelligence for Real-Time Risk Assessment and Coaching of Ageing workers, in all types of working and living enviroments.
TRAIN4HCWORK

TRAIN4HCWORK

Online vocational training course on design of human-centered workplace.
MAN-MADE

MAN-MADE

MANufacturing through ergonoMic and safe Anthropocentric aDaptative workplacEs for context aware factories in EUROPE.
SUGIÉREME

SUGIÉREME

Programmes to foster health and occupational well-being customised to the needs of companies and the working population
I-PROTECT

I-PROTECT

Intelligent PPE system for personnel in high-risk and complex environments.
PE-ABLE

PE-ABLE

Training and personal abilities to guide participatory ergonomics programmes (PE-ABLE)
TUTORDIS

TUTORDIS

Mobile device to improve the adaptation of people with intellectual disability to the workplace.
AWARE

AWARE

Ageing Workforce towards an Active Retirement.
BIENLABOR

BIENLABOR

Improving companies’ competitiveness by evaluating workers’ well-being
Success stories
CEE DR. SCHNEIDER

CEE DR. SCHNEIDER

The importance of training in ergonomics for all levels of a company.
ORELIKON BALZERS-ELAY DE ANTZUOLA

ORELIKON BALZERS-ELAY DE ANTZUOLA

Improvement in workers’ ergonomic conditions.
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