Caregiver centered transfer aid designed for home care needs

Kao Hua Liu, Chien-Hsu Chen

研究成果: Conference contribution


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.

主出版物標題Advances in Social and Occupational Ergonomics -Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics
編輯Richard H.M. Goossens
發行者Springer Verlag
出版狀態Published - 2017 1月 1
事件7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
持續時間: 2016 7月 272016 7月 31


名字Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing


Other7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 2016
國家/地區United States
城市Walt Disney World

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 控制與系統工程
  • 電腦科學(全部)


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