Spatial Cortex Technology emerged as the winner of cohort 2 for their ground-breaking product, MOVA. This wearable technology is designed to address the challenges faced by railway staff when it comes to manual handling tasks, including lifting, carrying, and manipulating materials.

The unique features of MOVA technology and its potential were explored within the TFW acceleration programme to revolutionise the industry by reducing manual handling injuries. The partnership between Spatial Cortex and the Lab By Transport For Wales, along with their strategic partnership with Amey, underscores the significance of the technology and its impact on railway staff safety.

MVP Overview and Industry Advancement

Spatial Cortex Technology’s MOVA is an innovative wearable technology specifically developed for railway staff. It aims to minimize the risk of manual handling injuries during various tasks, including trackside work, depot operations, and maintenance activities. MOVA’s unique proposition lies in its ability to provide quantitative assessments and profound insights, surpassing the limitations of existing risk-assessment practices.

Work Package 1 and 2: Sleeper Change and Fleet Tasks

The partnership between Spatial Cortex and TfW conducted Work Package 1 and 2 to evaluate MOVA’s effectiveness. Work Package 1 focused on a sleeper change scenario, exploring how additional tools integrated with MOVA could reduce the strain on a person’s spine during the task.

This assessment demonstrated the potential of MOVA in enhancing worker safety and ergonomics. Work Package 2 expanded the evaluation to fleet tasks, including brake changes, cleaning activities, and shunting. MOVA’s technology showcased its adaptability and efficacy across a range of common railway tasks, providing valuable insights into reducing manual handling injuries.

Strategic Partnership with Amey

Spatial Cortex’s success and the promise of MOVA led to a strategic partnership with Amey. This collaboration signifies the industry’s recognition of the technology’s potential impact on enhancing railway staff safety.

The partnership with Amey allows Spatial Cortex to further develop MOVA and explore its applicability across various situations over the next 12 months. The collaboration between Spatial Cortex and Amey paves the way for continued advancements in railway staff safety and the prevention of manual handling injuries.

Future Prospects with TfW

Spatial Cortex’s success and the promise of MOVA led to a strategic partnership with Amey. This collaboration signifies the industry’s recognition of the technology’s potential impact on enhancing railway staff safety.

The partnership with Amey allows Spatial Cortex to further develop MOVA and explore its applicability across various situations over the next 12 months. The collaboration between Spatial Cortex and Amey paves the way for continued advancements in railway staff safety and the prevention of manual handling injuries.

Transport for Wales, inspired by the positive outcomes of the partnership with Spatial Cortex, is exploring a similar agreement with them. This indicates their confidence in MOVA’s potential to improve manual handling practices and enhance worker safety. The proposed collaboration between Spatial Cortex and TfW signifies the organsation’s commitment to prioritizing the well-being and safety of their railway staff.

Apply for Cohort 5, Applications close June 16th.