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Technology to assist elderly people's safe mobility

Experimental Aging Research

Author: Fernie, G.
Year: 1994
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

A grab bar shape has been presented that appears to provide an effective alternative to knurled finishes. This grab bar has been incorporated into a system that can be easily positioned anywhere in a room to help an ambulatory disabled person rise from a bed or other surface. The problem of lifting nonambulatory elderly people has been addressed by means of a modular mobile lifting system that offers the advantage of overhead lifting at lower cost than traditional movement devices for nonambulatory people. The author suggests that low-technology solutions are worthy of academic effort and that movement devices for elderly people must also address the needs of their formal and informal caregivers.

Further Details

Publish Dates July - September
Pages 219-228
Volume 20
Issue 3
Accession Number 1.4.03
Keywords older, mobility, assistive device, safety improvement, carer

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