Fatigue Science selected to participate in FEMA sponsored program to improve first responder wellness
US Spine & Sport Foundation chooses Fatigue Science to provide sleep and fatigue insights to design & implement intervention-based wellness programs for firefighters
Vancouver, Canada – April 16, 2019 – Fatigue Science, a global leader in fatigue and readiness management technology, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the US Spine & Sport Foundation to participate in the implementation of a firefighter wellness initiative. The objective of the project, supported by $1.2M in funding from FEMA, is to implement an intervention-based regional wellness program for approximately 1,000 firefighters in its first phase.
The wellness and fitness interventions for this project target critical issues in firefighters: obesity and cardiovascular disorders, back pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and sleep disorders. The interventions, which are designed to reduce risk and improve biomarkers related to these disorders will be customized to the needs of each firefighter.
“The scale of this deployment across more than 1,000 workers validates our vision that by providing accurate, actionable and predictive fatigue data to organizations like Goldcorp, we can positively impact the well-being of workers and organizations as a whole and concurrently deliver value,” said Andrew Morden, CEO of Fatigue Science. “Fatigue Science is exceptionally proud to be working with Goldcorp, an organization that cares about the health and safety of its workers.”
“Fatigue Science is incredibly honoured to be working with the US Spine & Sport Foundation on this holistic wellness initiative for frontline emergency personnel. Our technology’s ability to provide insight into the effects of sleep disorders and the prediction of fatigue will help guide the development of the intervention-based wellness program targeted at improving sleep health,” commented Andrew Morden, President and CEO of Fatigue Science.
John M. Mayer, DC, PhD, FACSM, Scientific Officer of US Spine & Sport Foundation, also commented that, “after a thorough evaluation of sleep & fatigue measurement solutions, Fatigue Science has proven to be the most scientifically valid and credible fatigue solutions expert today. Their expertise and science-based approach is capable of providing critical insights into the health and well-being of our firefighters as it relates to sleep health and fatigue measurement.”
Compounding the inherent risks firefighters face each day, fatigue is often invisible and difficult to predict, and it is among the most complex risks they face. Effective fatigue and readiness management requires more than simply measuring the prior night’s sleep which is why Fatigue Science solutions are built upon the world’s best readiness and fatigue model. The SAFTE™ Biomathematical Fatigue Model developed by the US Army Research Lab, and available only from Fatigue Science, analyzes a full spectrum of personal sleep patterns captured by the Readiband to empower individuals to measure, manage, and reduce their fatigue levels.
About US Spine & Sport Foundation
A non-profit organization established in 1994, US Spine & Sport Foundation develops, tests, and implements strategies to improve quality of life and physical function through research and related knowledge translation efforts. The Foundation has a successful record of developing and conducting first responder prevention and safety projects, wellness and fitness programs, and clinical research trials.
About Fatigue Science
As the world’s leading expert in fatigue measurement, prediction and analysis solutions, Fatigue Science is at the forefront of providing accurate and reliable fatigue scoring and predictions to industrial workforces, professional sports teams and military personnel. With the Readiband mobile software application and wearable technology, Fatigue Science is empowering individuals and organizations around the world to be healthier, safer, and perform at higher levels.