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Assistive device for independent positioning
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The SHL Healthcare department manufactures rehabilitation equipment for the hospital and home healthcare such as nursing beds, pressure reducing mattresses and hoists. An investigation and need finding concerning home health care has been initiated with the aim to develop new assistive devices fitting to the elderly homes. This Master thesis is part of that investigation project called Remaining Home. This thesis is principally based on the product development where the goal is to enhance elderly people’s activities by developing a secure and functional positioning- and rising assistive device which is adjusted to “common beds”. The assistive device should encourage and support activities such as turning and sitting up in bed. The product should have an obvious function and place in people’s homes and be independent type of bed and bedroom. The support should not be associated with vulnerability and should have a design and function for all. The user should be able to use the support on his/her own. The target groups are elderly over the age of 80 years living at home and upper body is functional. The function and feeling of the product is going to be fitted to the needs of the target group but the design should also create an interest for younger people. After comprehensive investigation about customer needs and marketing analysis the outcome of the project result is presented as an “activity lamp”. This multifunctional lamp has three major functions: i) to assist turning and sitting up in bed, ii) to encourage activity and iii) to give light.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007.
Keywords [en]
Technology, assistive device, medical aid, pressure ulcer, äldrevård, hjälpmedel, sjukvård
Keywords [sv]
Teknik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49133ISRN: LTU-EX--07/236--SELocal ID: 6869443f-9345-4671-9458-9126fb01c7acOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-49133DiVA, id: diva2:1022478
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Ergonomic Design & Production Engineering, master's level
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Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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