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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

IK1RX003206-01A2
Title: Modification of Group 3 Power Wheelchair and Automated Patient Transfer Bed for Compatibility
Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Duvall

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $119,207
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$242,156
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

All manual lifting and repositioning techniques have a high-risk for injury to caregivers. Work-related back pain and injuries are a widespread epidemic and due in large part to repeated patient handling activities, including lifting, transferring, and repositioning tasks. Bed to chair and chair to toilet transfers are consistently ranked among the most physically stressful tasks required of patients and caregivers. Mechanical transfer assist devices were found to reduce the risk of injury to ca...



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