EMG e forze applicate durante l'utilizzo dei sollevatori per pazienti di tipo carrellato e a soffitto

Translated title of the contribution: EMG and forces during manoeuvring of ceiling-based and floor-based patient transfer devices

G. De Vito, R. Meroni, Ma Riva, R. Mauri, F. Giunco, S. Conti, G. C. Cesana

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Abstract

A laboratory and on-the-field study was conducted to compare Floor-Based (FB) and Ceiling-Based (CB) patients transfer devices. Pushing and pulling forces were measured by means of computer assisted dynamometer. EMG signals were measured. Standardized patient transfers were setup in the room (bed-chair-door-return). FB devices showed pushing and pulling forces higher than CB ones. CB paths were the smoothest and EMG data related to upper arms and trunk muscles showed stable lower loads for CB. The study suggests that CB patient transfer devices reduced the load. CBs seem the best tools for patient handling.

Translated title of the contributionEMG and forces during manoeuvring of ceiling-based and floor-based patient transfer devices
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)230-234
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume33
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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