College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
BS in Mechanical Engineering
EMS personal work hard every day to save lives. A big part of the job is helping to lift people who are notinjured but have fallen and can’t get up by themselves. There are currently no procedures or tools that areconsistently used by EMS in this specific situation. This leads to the response often being ad hoc costing more time, resources, and manpower that can be vital if multiple emergencies happen at the same time. Along with this the job of lifting an individual that is overweight is no easy feat and is one of the primary factors that leads to EMS personal having one of the highest back injury rates of all professions. The goal of this project is to design and manufacture a marketable product that can be used by EMS personal as a lift assist device for these situations. The product should be able to safely lift the person to a seated or standing position with little to no effort by the EMS team.
Available for download on Wednesday, March 18, 2020