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CareEagle - Det unika hjälpmedlet för ambulanssjukvården: CareEagle – The unique stand-by for the pre-hospital medical care
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Every year SOS Alarm receives 3.5 million emergency calls via 112 and an ambulance is needed in one million of these situations. Working as a paramedic is very physically demanding and the profession is over-represented, in terms of attritional wear on the lower back and the shoulders. Every day the paramedics need to perform many heavy lifts and the deadlift is one of the most demanding. They perform a deadlift when a patient should be lifted from the ground up to height of the haunch. When the deadlift is completed, the paramedics transport the patient to the ambulance.

Work below the knees and over the shoulders should not occur by ergonomic recommendations. When the paramedics perform a deadlift it’s always start below their knees which means that the start position is not advantageous and there is a high risk to be injured. There are many factors that can affect the lifting situation in a negative way for example uneven surfaces, tight spaces and worried patients.

In this project a unique product has been developed to replace the deadlift which is a huge problem that no one else has solved before. By using the product, the deadlift can now be done with minimal use of human power. The product significantly simplifies the care of the patients and will reduce work-related injuries in the pre-hospital medical care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 97 p.
Keyword [sv]
innovation, produktutveckling, ergonomi, utvecklingsingenjör, ambulans
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Other Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31853OAI: diva2:955245
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AB Germa
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Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2016-11-21Bibliographically approved

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