A new elderly clothing design reduces nurse aides’ occupational injury in nursing homes

Wen Yu Yang, Fong Gong Wu, Adam Book

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Abstract

Nurse aids assist the elderly to dress for a long time, they always get work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) owing to inappropriate application of force. The purpose of this study is to design a new elderly clothing to reduce the cumulative damage of nurse aids from assisting the elderly dressing effectively. We designed two new elderly clothes with two different methods, one is Morphological Analysis (design A) and the other is Co-design (design B). Design A uses Velcro to join fabric to reduce the time nurse aids spend on finding cords. Design B is a one-piece cloth which wear from front in order to reduce unnecessary rotate of joint. Results showed that design B spend the least time. The shortage of design A is it will take time to separate Velcro when they stick together. Design B should care more about elderly’s perception, sense of security and exposure, especially for the heavy elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 2016
EditorsNancy Lightner, Vincent G. Duffy
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages49-59
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319416519
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 272016 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume482
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World
Period16-07-2716-07-31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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