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    Efficient Body-Transfer Wheelchair for Assisting Functionally Impaired People

    Chyi-Yeu Lin1,2,3, Bahrudin1, Salman Masroor1,*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.74, No.3, pp. 4881-4900, 2023, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2023.032837

    Abstract Functionally impaired people always have difficulty accomplishing activities of daily living. In this regard, tasks including toileting and bathing have a higher prevalence rate of injuries and greater risk of falling. In this study, a body-transfer wheelchair was developed to assist people in transferring from bed to wheelchair for bathing, and toileting. The body-transfer wheelchair is a semi-automatic wheelchair that has features such as a controlled leg and backrest, linkage commode slot, and height adjustment. The wheelchair consists of a seat and a main frame that can be detached to enable bathtub transfer. This mechanism… More >

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