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Exploring the efficacy of portable lift-assist devices relative to large mechanical lifts to lift fallen residents

Exploring the efficacy of portable lift-assist devices relative to large mechanical lifts to lift fallen residents

Topics: Mobility, Technology Status: Active

The purpose of this project is to determine if emerging portable lift-assist technologies provide a viable solution to address care partners concerns and limitations to lifting fallen residents. This is important because lifting a fallen resident from the floor to an upright or transferrable position can expose caregiver’s to harmful ergonomic hazards, and the use of current large mechanical lift assist devices may not be feasible.

Other Researchers

  • Steven Fischer, University of Waterloo
  • Taylor Cleworth, University of Waterloo
  • Amy Harbin, Schlegel Villages

Research Team

  • Amanda Calford, University of Waterloo
  • Sheldon Hawley, University of Waterloo

Funding provided by:

  • The Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD)

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