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

Wen Yu Yang, Fong Gong Wu, Adam Book

研究成果: Conference contribution

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摘要

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.

原文English
主出版物標題Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 2016
編輯Nancy Lightner, Vincent G. Duffy
發行者Springer Verlag
頁面49-59
頁數11
ISBN(列印)9783319416519
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2017 1月 1
事件International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
持續時間: 2016 7月 272016 7月 31

出版系列

名字Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
482
ISSN(列印)2194-5357

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 2016
國家/地區United States
城市Walt Disney World
期間16-07-2716-07-31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 控制與系統工程
  • 電腦科學(全部)

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