Design and Development an Ergonomic Transfer Lifter Assistor From Wheelchair To Bed Transfer For Patients Under 50kg

Authors

  • Chicha Bagu Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Kota Kinabalu
  • Hatimi Mudi Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Kota Kinabalu, No. 4, Jalan Politeknik, KKIP Barat, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Fethma M Nor School of Design, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Gadong BE1410, Brunei Darussalam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23960/jesr.v3i2.90

Keywords:

Wheelchair, back pain, transfer lifter, assistive devices, low-cost design

Abstract

Moving a patient from their bed to some other places for daily routine is such hard work. Caregiver usually using a wheelchair to move a patient from place to place. Nevertheless, they are facing a problem in lifting the patient from bed to wheelchair. The caregiver needs to use lots of energy to lift the patient into a wheelchair, and it may take a long time. This study focuses on design and develop a transfer lifter assistor to assist the caregiver move the patient from bed to another place. It was flexible and easy to conduct. This innovation's advantages are that the height could be adjusted, making the patient more comfortable to sit on from a bed. The size could be adjusted up to 3 and a half feet. The structure mostly from steel and can be disassembled for storage purposes. The result shows that Transfer Lifter Assistor can perform effectively to lift patients with a maximum weight of 50 kilograms. It can support one patient at a time. This innovation has been successfully produced with cost-effective and can be owned by everyone.

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Published

2021-12-15

How to Cite

Bagu, C., Mudi, H. ., & M Nor, F. (2021). Design and Development an Ergonomic Transfer Lifter Assistor From Wheelchair To Bed Transfer For Patients Under 50kg. Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.23960/jesr.v3i2.90

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