Why the esense Ergometer? Approximately one third of absence in the health care sector is related to physical overload. This has a major impact on the care process and the work pleasure of caregivers. The guidelines in the ISO/TR 12296 report provide clear guidelines for manual patient handling, but determining compliance in daily practice is not easy.
Therefore, the esense Ergometer was developed. This instrument measures how much force is used to move heavy mobile equipment, for example a patient lift, shower chair or facility trolley. It is clamped directly onto the pushbar/handles of the test product and measures all push and pull forces that are used to move the product.
The Ergometer makes it possible to carry out measurements in everyday work situations without disturbing the work itself. During a measurement session the practical situation is accurately monitored. The only real difference is that a user uses the handles of the Ergometer where he would normally use the original pushbar on the product. This way the results of an Ergomeasurement provide a representative insight in the physical load during daily work with the test product.
esense measurement report
The measurement report provides insight into physical load per employee, and indicates how often health and safety guidelines are exceeded, in one clear overview. Awareness is the first step to find the right solution. The esense Ergometer alerts you to any risk of physical overload injuries.
Product manager & Clinical researcher
Insight into physical load
The esense Ergometer measures pushing and pulling forces exerted on the device while moving it. The instrument can be easily attached to any device, without changing the usual working practices. With this device, physical load can be easily measured in the actual work situation.
“The more gentle you control the lift, the easier it moves. You are rewarded for making only a small physical effort.”
Ergonomics coach, Liberein