Earlier we looked at how design helps first responders move patients at accident sites, with a cleverly-designed scoop stretcher. Here we'll look at a similar problem, further down the line of care. In hospitals, bedridden patients often need to be repositioned within the bed: Rolled on their side, propped up to a sitting position, or "translated," i.e. slid upwards or downwards on the bed. With people weighing what they do, two people are often required to help them perform these...


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