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URN etd-0901114-122958
Author Shih-Jurg Chiu
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Department Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Year 2014
Semester 1
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title An Assistive Device Design with the Function of Bed-Transferring
Date of Defense 2014-09-12
Page Count 131
Keyword
  • Quality function deployment
  • Six-bar linkage mechanism
  • Bed-transferring assistive device
  • Pantograph
  • Four-bar linkage mechanism with single slider
  • Differential evolution
  • Abstract The purpose of this study is to ease the healthcare manpower shortage. Aging population is nowadays becoming the universal issue which raises high medical care demand; however, the healthcare labor is not increasing accordingly to meet the recognized need. That gave the inspiration to the invention of the bed-transferring tool. With such device, labor can be allocated smartly and efficiently, the injury on patients caused by switching beds and places will also be optimistically reduced.
    The design concept focuses on how to relieve the efforts spent on patient transport with referring to patented products and existing devices on market. The outstanding functions of the assistive device include the use of six-bar linkage mechanism to facilitate the position change; the installation of pantograph to aid the patient lifting; and the application of four-bar linkage mechanism with single slider to simplify the process of device-folding. Original model was formulated based on optimization algorithm and finite element analysis. It has later been trialed as part of the medical tools in the real life to receive feedback from professional users in related fields. The writer is hoping that the device can one day share the hospital workload and reduce the possible injury that results in patient-carrying. The experiment will be ongoing with continuous improvement made on the tool. To make a cost-effective and user-friendly design available to who is in need is the writer’s ultimate goal.
    Advisory Committee
  • Ying-Chien Tsai - chair
  • Ping-Yi Chao - co-chair
  • Innchyn Her - advisor
  • Yuang-Cherng Chiou - advisor
  • Files
  • etd-0901114-122958.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 1 year and off-campus access at 2 year.
    Date of Submission 2014-10-20

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