A biomechanical assessment of floor and overhead lifts using one or two caregivers for patient transfers.

Abstract

This study investigated the differences in peak external hand forces and external moments generated at the L5/S1 joint of the low back due to maneuvering loaded floor-based and overhead-mounted patient lifting devices using one and two caregivers. Hand forces and external moments at the L5/S1 joint were estimated from ground reaction forces and motion… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2011.08.006

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