Lifting mechanism of wheelchair

Teo, Chin Teng (2005) Lifting mechanism of wheelchair. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)


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A wheelchair is a device used for
mobility by people for whom
walking is difficult or impossible.
It may be due to ageing, illness or
Elderly or disabled people who
are physically disabled have
problems getting into bed from the
wheelchair or from the bed onto
the wheelchair. They might be
subject to great pain during
movement from wheelchair to bed
or vice versa.
The caregiver is also subject to great
risk of having back problems if they
have to lift the disabled people
several times a day.
3. Objective
The main aims of this project are :
a. To make it easier for caregivers
to transfer the disabled people from
wheel chair to bed or vice versa.
b. To reduce the potential risk of
back problems of caregivers due to
daily carrying of disabled people.
c. To minimize the injuries or pains
created on disabled people during
the transfer from wheelchair to bed
or vice versa.
4. Design Methodology
A conventional wheelchair will be
used as an available resource for
improved version. Further reliability
testing is needed for safety and
validation purposes.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:26
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: wheelchair, lifting mechanism, disability, caregiver
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090304 Medical Devices
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified

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