Lifting mechanism of wheelchair

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 [USQ Project] (Unpublished)


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1. INTRODUCTION 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 disability. 2. BACKGROUND 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 (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090304 Medical Devices
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified

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