An analysis and numerical simulation of the performance of trained hospital staff using movement assist devices to evacuate people with reduced mobility

@inproceedings{Hunt2015AnAA,
  title={An analysis and numerical simulation of the performance of trained hospital staff using movement assist devices to evacuate people with reduced mobility},
  author={Aoife Hunt and Edwin Galea and Peter Jamie Lawrence},
  year={2015}
}
  • Aoife Hunt, Edwin Galea, Peter Jamie Lawrence
  • Published 2015
  • Engineering
  • This paper describes work undertaken to quantify the performance of trained hospital staff in evacuating people with reduced mobility. Data were collected from 32 trials in which a test subject was evacuated through 11 floors of Ghent University Hospital using four commonly used movement assistance devices: stretcher, carry chair, evacuation chair and rescue sheet. Presented in the paper are performance results for both male and female assist teams, including device preparation time, horizontal… CONTINUE READING

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