On July 19, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent 11,393,318 titled Systems and methods for privacy-aware motion tracking with automatic authentication that names Dr. Wenbing Zhao, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).
The patented technology provides a system for tracking the body mechanics of STNA’s and patient handlers in real time with haptic feedback and a mobile app to track a healthcare workers proper body mechanics. They system uses a Bluetooth beacon badge to identify the wearer but not the patient in order to meet HIPAA compliance. Behind construction workers, STNAs and patient handlers are the second highest submitters of worker’s compensation claims.
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Article orginally posted in the October CSU Research Newsletter.