Wergonic is a spin-off from Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Supported by KTH Holding and now part of STING incubator program.

Wergonic envision a future where risk can be actually monitored using sensorized workwear providing continuous and accurate measurements and safe work coaching is implemented by an AI-based on precision ergonomic algorithms that perform a personalized analysis and provide advice to maintain a safe working life preventing Muscolo-skeletal injuries.



Wergonic is a spin-off from the research group “The Smart Workwear” at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The idea of using smart workwear was initiated in 2015 got financed in 3 main research and innovation projects by AFA Insurance, Vinnova and EIT Health during 2016-2019. During these projects, a prototype was developed and evaluated in several sites including Volvo Cars and Scania. Dissemination of project results brought some media attraction and more interactions with unions and different stakeholders demanding to use the system.

In parallel with establishing the Wergonic AB, with help of KTH Innovation, a market survey by an external consultant done in 2019 verifying the need and some suggestions for marketing strategy. In 2020 we got support from KTH Innovation VFT program, Bicky Program and did hire a business developer to develop the business plan.

In addition, we got KTH Holding as an investor enabling us to initiate our plan for launching our first product. We have a great funders team with vast multidisciplinary knowledge and experience in biomedical, ergonomic, and IT applications which has recently reinforced by business competence.

Highlight Projects as base of our solution

The aim of this project is to develop a system to measure, assess and visualize physical load and risks for musculoskeletal work injuries. The system is based on smart textiles/wearable as part of work clothes. Sensors and electronics are integrated in textile garments to measure parameters such as heart rate, limb postures and movements.

Industrial/company partners
– Hultafors Group AB (coordinating partner)
– Scania CV AB
– Volvo Cars AB
– Volvo Trucks AB
– Feelgood Svenska AB
– Avonova Sverige AB

Academic institutions / Research organisations
– University of Skövde
– KTH Royal Institute of Technology
– University of Borås
– Karolinska Institutet
– University of Gävle
– Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre (FCC)
– Swerea IVF AB

The project is funded by Vinnova and the participating organisations


We@Work is a comprehensive solution to promote and support a healthy and safe working life.
The multiservice platform will enable non-invasive data collection and Big Data Analytics, providing real-time information useful for preventing work-related injuries and promoting a healthy working life. Only the employee has accessed to this data an decides which information share with the platform.

We@Work is the result of a partnership led by Atos Spain S.A. and set up by Philips Research, Z- Health Technologies, Quiron Prevenation and Health, Karolinksa Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm County Council.

We@Work has received funding from the EIT Health.