Caregiver centered transfer aid designed for home care needs

Kao Hua Liu, Chien-Hsu Chen

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In this study, an innovative transfer aid is proposed to respond to home care needs of ageing society. The fact that long-term care demanders nowadays prefer to live with their families and friends indirectly results in the gradually increasing number of non-professional caregivers. The incidence of work related injuries of amateur caregivers will be higher than professional nurses. Among all of the nursing activities, patient handling (PH) is the most frequently reported injuries. It is not uncommon to see even the professional nurses getting hurt from transferring patients, not to mention the non-trained caregivers. One of the reasons is that they are not familiar with transfer aids, such as when and how to operate proper aids. Accordingly, the operation of transfer aids for patient handling during home care must be reconsidered and redesigned. Activity theory and Contextual design were adopted in this paper to redesign the caregiver centered transfer aid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Social and Occupational Ergonomics -Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics
EditorsRichard H.M. Goossens
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319416878
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 272016 Jul 31

Publication series

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


Other7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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