An Experimental Evaluation of Movement Devices used to assist People with Reduced Mobility in High-Rise Building Evacuations

@inproceedings{Adams2010AnEE,
  title={An Experimental Evaluation of Movement Devices used to assist People with Reduced Mobility in High-Rise Building Evacuations},
  author={Audrey M Adams and Edwin Galea},
  year={2010}
}
Evacuating People with Reduced Mobility (PRM) fro m multi-storey buildings can be a difficult task. A number of com mercially available devices can be used to assist in moving the PRM to the ground h owever, there is little consistent data quantifying the relative performance of t hese devices. In this paper four commonly used assist devices, the Evac+Chair, Carry -Chair, Stretcher and Drag Mattress are used in a series of 32 evacuation tria ls designed to assess their performance. The trials… CONTINUE READING