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<p>Scientists are discovering new uses for artificial intelligence constantly. Recently, researchers in Canada have found it can be used to prevent workplace-related injury.</p>
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Scientists are discovering new uses for artificial intelligence constantly. Recently, researchers in Canada have found it can be used to prevent workplace-related injury.

Medical futurist

Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have been looking into new applications for artificial intelligence which could help reduce the risk of injury in the workplace.

Wear and tear injuries are common in the construction industry because of the amount of lifting involved, as well as the loads placed on workers’ joints. Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, are finding ways to use artificial intelligence to help reduce these long-term injuries.

AI can gain insight into how the workers are moving and lifting, and this in turn can be analyzed and fed back to employees. Actionable advice can then be given on how to improve technique, reduce loads and lessen the risk of wear and tear injuries in the long term.