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Assistive products for lifting persons: analysis and assessment methods

Record number: 462
Last update: May 2016
Type of document: Tools
Author: Pigini L, Andrich R (a cura di)
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Year of publication: 2016
This fact-sheet collects materials and tools found in literature, regulations and ongoing studies, that may be useful for those who carry out research and investigations on this category of assistive products. type of aids. The fact-sheet will be regularly updated as the SIVA Portal editorial team finds new material. Assessment and selection of this kind or assistive products requires a knowledge of the general issues related to handling and moving people. These obviously involve first the characteristics and needs of the patient but also the ergonomic and safety requirements of the assistant and the logistical and organizational aspects of 'environment where this takes place (at home, in a hospital, in a nursing home, etc.). It is also important that the assessment and the choice of equipment that is appropriate to the specific situation is framed within a training program for the assistants.
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