Healthcare Is Getting Advanced Especially In Industrial Area Amid COVID But Is It Getting The Right Push?
From launching vaccination drives and extending work from home to providing paid leaves for mental health, companies are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring overall wellbeing of their employees amid the pandemic. Amazon, for one, has announced that it will delay its return-to-office schedule by January 2022. Infosys has also gone on to set up COVID care centres for its staff and their families.
However, while much emphasis is being given on mental health and covid-19, there are health problems beyond those as well. For instance, neck and back pain is a common issue faced by office workers. It gets worrisome when what may seem like a frivolous problem starts to limit our day-to-day activities.
In its bid to support companies in the industrial, logistics and personal care sectors in improving workforce health, Japet has been developing efficient wearable medicine. By amalgamating medical sciences with modern robotics, it offers exoskeleton that helps in restoring body balance and mobility.
Having garnered investments from the Luxembourg-based DeepTech Investment company Boundary Holding founded by Rajat Khare, Japet now aims to expand its offerings and reach. The best part about Japet's exoskeleton is that it has been made with a user-centred design approach.
From understanding users' needs and expectations to identifying the ecosystem and more, every factor is taken into consideration throughout the design and developmental process.
From retail and aerospace to defence, healthcare, logistics, etc., the sectors that Japet caters to is wide ranging. However, with the investment drawn from the Rajat Khare - founded Boundary Holding, the company will hopefully be able to scale up its operations.
Such tech-based healthcare wearables like Japet's might have merely been an option or considered as non-essential, luxury items. However, lower back pain is a prevalent health problem.
It is said to be affecting over 25 per cent of the working population and add to this those people with sedentary lifestyle. Thus, for corporates, introducing exoskeletons as part of their efforts to improve health of the workers is crucial. This will, in turn, help in bringing up the overall productivity as well.