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Study of Caregiver’s Waist Movement Comparison Between Expert and Non-expert During Transfer Care

  • Mengyuan LiaoEmail author
  • Takashi Yoshikawa
  • Akihiko Goto
  • Yoshihiro Mizutani
  • Tomoko Ota
  • Hiroyuki Hamada
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9185)

Abstract

As well know that caregivers employed in elderly nursing home suffer from low-back injuries/pain at a terrible rate worldwide, however there is little studies focusing on visual analysis of care works difference conducted by expert and non-expert caregivers. In current study, a ‘hypothesis’ elder was employed in both expert and non-expert caregiver’s handling tasks. And two caregivers with different experience years were selected as subjects named as expert and non-expert, which were required to perform transfer care process for the same elder object. With three-dimensional motion analysis, non-expert’s back pain cause was explained by waist up-down and horizontal plane movement, waist roundness, lower back bend angle and waist joint angle comparison to expert performance quantitatively. As a result, it could be concluded that expert kept straight upper body and stable waist motion in a smaller range during transfer care process which was considered as effective waist movement for back pain prevention in intensive heavy care works.

Keywords

Caregiver Waist movement Transfer care Nursing home 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mengyuan Liao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Takashi Yoshikawa
    • 2
  • Akihiko Goto
    • 3
  • Yoshihiro Mizutani
    • 1
  • Tomoko Ota
    • 4
  • Hiroyuki Hamada
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Fibro-ScienceKyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of TechnologyNiihama CollegeNiihamaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Information Systems EngineeringOsaka Sangyo UniversityDaitoJapan
  4. 4.Chuo Business GroupOsakaJapan

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