Team Members: Bryant Chu, Hoaming Huang, Eric Johnson, Jessie Tung
Capstone Client: David Rempel, M.D., Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Purpose/Goal: Current methods of patient transfer create immediate and long-term safety concerns for both the patient and healthcare professionals. Immediate risk involves injury to the patient during a transfer while long-term risk concerns injury to the caregiver from manual handling. To address rising injury rates with an aging population, this Capstone team developed a safer, more efficient system to move hospital patients to and from beds/tables to minimize risk of injury to both the patient and caregiver.