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The MEMIC Group, Portland, ME-based specialists in workers’ compensation insurance, has awarded an Illinois State University research team $30,000 to investigate whether wearable sensors can maximize performance and minimize injuries in U.S. workplaces. The research will focus on the occupational activities of workers in warehouses, and whether wearable technologies that track functional movements can provide continuous physiological data to guide treatment plans and training programs that would mitigate or alleviate injuries. Researchers say the warehouse setting is ideal for monitoring the use of wearables and real-time feedback because more than 2 million warehouse employees are employed in the United States, with overexertion injuries that continue to vex safety managers.

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