AUVA app: Lifting and carrying

The new generations of smartphones and tablets are increasingly being used for a wide variety of purposes. The Austrian Worker´s Compensation Board (AUVA) wants this trend to continue and has begun developing a number of different apps following extensive preparatory work.

This app lets you analyse a person´s lifting and carrying technique. Take a photograph of a person lifting an object with the camera on the smartphone, place a few points on certain parts of the body and then enter the weight of the load and the person´s sex and age. The app will calculate the strain on the intervertebral discs based on this information. This will be shown on a scale and explained.

The AUVA app for improved health and safety is available to download free of charge on the website.