Bodygram Inc., an investee of Inspire Investment Corporation, announces that Daiwa Life With Co., Ltd., which provides cleaning services for condominiums and employs a large number of elderly workers, has adopted the AI-powered body measurement technology Bodygram as a new initiative in the healthcare field. The introduction of this system enables the instant skeletal muscle mass estimation and posture analysis, to confirm the situation of senior employees while focusing on their safety and maintaining a healthy work environment.
According to the investigation conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the proportion of the elderly aged 65 or over to the total population in Japan has reached its highest rate ever, and the population of elderly workers has also increased for 17 years in a row. This population is expected to continue to grow in the future.
On the other hand, it is also known that the proportion of workers aged 60 and over who have lost four or more working days due to injuries at work has been increasing in recent years. In Japan, a country facing labor shortages due to the declining birthrate and aging population, creating an environment in which elderly workers can play an active role for a longer period of time in a safe and secure manner is a very important theme for contemporary companies.
Particularly in the cleaning industry, where many elderly people choose to work, periodic monitoring of a worker’s frailty, which may indicate a decline in the physical and cognitive functions to prevent such conditions as much as possible is essential to avoid falls and accidents during work.
Daiwa Life With decided to utilize Bodygram’s cutting-edge AI technology, in their Health Workshops for Senior Employees in order to detect early signs of frailty. It’s part of their efforts to offer a workplace where employees can work with peace of mind and play an active role for a long time. Bodygram measurements monitoring provides specialized trainers and physical therapists check skeletal muscle mass and posture analysis data. This data may show signs of frailty, and give advice on individual health maintenance.
Bodygram contributes to the parallel realization of a workplace of active senior employees and their health monitored.