A Test of a Walker Equipped with a Lifting Device
2013 (English)In: AAATE Conference 2013, 2013, 3-9 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Studies have shown that about a third of all persons over 65 years who live at home fall at least once a year. Development of a lifting device that can help people raise themselves up entirely on their own, or with minimal assistance, would be a revolutionary step for the individual as compared with the lifting devices in use today. A prototype has been developed and the prototype has been tested to verify the approach. Studies have been conducted with nursing staff in a nursing home to find out the conditions for how a walker equipped with a lifting beam could facilitate the work. For caregivers dealing frequently with people who fall, this assistive device can contribute to decreasing occupational injuries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 3-9 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134204DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-304-9-3ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84889070143ISBN: 978-161499303-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-134204DiVA: diva2:665341
AAATE Conference 2013, September 19-22,Vilamoura, Portugal
QC 201401132013-11-192013-11-192015-01-14Bibliographically approved