Humans just weren’t designed to sit or stand still or day we were designed to move and the longer we are static, the easier it is to lose the battle with gravity and end up with poor posture. Poor posture has been associated with many health problems, from back and neck pain and headache, to decreased respiratory function, poor concentration, poor digestion, low mood, increased stress hormone levels and decreased self-confidence.
The flow on effects of poor posture for an employer are absenteeism, poor employee engagement, lost productivity and costly injury or disability claims, which can then become costly for the organization.
Improved posture and blink rate with regular breaks and exercise prevents pain and injury associated with computer use. It also allows improved breathing and circulation, decreases stress hormone levels and improves confidence, concentration and mood. If employees are happy and healthy they are more likely to be more engaged and more productive.
PROMETHEUS is safe and easy to use for all ages, fitness and health levels. It does not require any extra time to use throughout the day and provides useful information on progress to users and employers whilst protecting privacy.
PROMETHEUS seamlessly integrates into existing Wellness Programs or can be used as a stand-alone wellness application, helping employees to become healthier while they work and play.
Improved posture and blink rate with regular breaks and exercise prevents pain and injury associated with computer use. It also allows improved breathing and circulation, decreases stress hormone levels and improves concentration and mood. This can improve the health, happiness and engagement of users.
Optimising posture in sitting and standing helps to prevent pain and injury; improve breathing, self-confidence, concentration, memory, digestion; and decrease stress levels.
A non-intrusive display shows real-time postural changes and provides posture and blink rate reminders if employees slip into bad habits for too long.
PROMETHEUS gives regular reminders about taking breaks and suggests ways to include movement and exercise into them. The frequency of these alerts can be customised.
Decreased blink rate is linked to eye fatigue, pain and visual problems, some of the most commonly reported health issues amongst computer users. If your blink rate slips below optimal, PROMETHEUS will remind you to blink more frequently.
PROMETHEUS generates reports to represent daily, weekly and monthly progress. Reward points can be generated from the reports so that individuals or corporate teams can challenge and compete against each other to reach goals and milestones.
Individuals or corporate teams can set their own goals and generate agreed upon rewards, based on their posture progress over time.
By focusing efforts on helping employees improve their health and wellbeing, organizations can benefit from a happier more engaged and productive workforce.
PROMETHEUS can be used by anyone of any age, body-type, fitness or health level and is even attractive to those not traditionally interested in health, nutrition or exercise. All employees need is a web-cam and the desire to be a happier and healthier.
PROMETHEUS helps to prevent pain and injury before it becomes an issue and also minimise Occupational Health and Safety risks for remote employees. PROMETHEUS shows employees how to set up their workstation ergonomically and how to improvise in a home setting so that they can still work safely without spending a lot of money.
With a Postgraduate Diploma in Western Acupuncture and Masters of Health Practice (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) (1st class Hons), Co-founder Nikki established About Faces Physiotherapy in 2004, specialising in treating patients with headaches, jaw problems and neck and shoulder problems. By the very nature of working with patients with complaints in the upper half of the body, almost every patient requires advice on their posture and workstation set-up as well as the optimal way to control their head, neck and upper body in various positions and activities. The problem was that most people weren’t aware that their posture was a problem and that was what made Nikki want to co-found IHS Ltd with Trevor and develop PROMETHEUS.
Elias has been working in the IT industry for more than 12 years. In that time his leadership, strategic and business focus, has seen him move away from technology and work in senior business roles, particularly in service organizations, where his business mind and strong technical abilities enable him to transform businesses through the power of technology. As such, Elias joined Innovative Health Solutions as our Operations Manager, with a focus on our strategic and day-to-day operations, in addition to technology vendor management.
DID YOU KNOW...
Headache was found to be a leading cause loss in productivity in the US workforce costing employers over $19.6 billion per year.
50.8% of US employees in 2015 were ‘not engaged’ while another 17.2% were ‘actively disengaged’.
An estimated 149 million work days are lost every year because of low back pain, with total costs estimated to be US$100 to 200 billion a year.
PROMETHEUS is a software solution that provides live feedback via your computer’s webcam to help improve posture and blink rate to prevent pain and injury. Designed by Physical Therapists, it shows employees how set up their sitting or standing workstation ergonomically and how to sit and stand with better posture. PROMETHEUS will prompt employees to take regular breaks, incorporate more movement into their day and alert them if they slip into poor habits for too long.
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Simon is a Melbourne based, software, app and web designer. He is the creative mind behind Prometheus, driving the idea from concept to a commercial release. simongreenland.com
Rush Digital specializes in cutting-edge digital engineering. Lifting barriers between creativity and technology, and converge advanced development into outcome-driven solutions.
Since finishing in the top 20% of his MBA year, Peter has been working with General Medical businesses in the New Zealand health sector in a mentoring and consultancy role. This has involved educating owners in leadership, strategic planning and implementation, through process improvement and strengthened leadership skills. It was these valuable skills that lead Peter to join the IHS Ltd team.
With a natural flair for strategic sales and dynamic marketing, Shaun focused his MBA studies on modern media marketing relationships. He currently leads an international sales team in a SaaS company that was recently ranked the Forbes’ Most Innovative Growth Company of the year. Naturally, his experience in tech and SaaS sales and strategy is valuable in the future growth opportunities for IHS Ltd.
After graduating in 1996, Trevor became a partner in a general musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice, which then developed into a multidisciplinary health clinic. Trevor established Golf Works Ltd (trading as Golf Works and About Faces Physiotherapy), in 2004 but has been providing golf-specific physiotherapy and training programmes to players since 1998 to help golfers 'Maximize their Swing Potential'. He is also involved with Ironman competitors who have succeeded in both New Zealand and on the world stage. Trevor gained a Masters in Physiotherapy with 1st class honours in 2006. His passion for problem solving, combined with valuable input from key experts in their respective health fields, allows him to find solutions to some of the more difficult, long-term musculoskeletal conditions that patients present to the clinic with. It was finding a long-term solution for poor posture and movement patterns for patients outside of the clinic that made Trevor want to come up with a more permanent solution - PROMETHEUS!