Wheelchair Only For Transfers

The caregiver for an invalid or a patient is one mighty soul! He or she needs to be physically and mentally strong to offer impeccable services to their ward. One of the most physically draining jobs is to carry and transfer the patient from the bed to the toilet or even to a chair. The IX Transfer System is a wheelchair intended for such short distance transfers. It’s more to be used in communal spaces such as a hospital and works both automatic and manual. Indeed, a very different orientation for a wheelchair!

Designers: Liren Tan, Tan Jun Yuan & Lim Yi Xiang

    22 Comments

    • miniek says:

      forklift for someone who just had a dump? I just don't see it

    • miniek says:

      forklift for someone who just had a dump? I just don't see it

    • @macman47 says:

      I can see this working well in a Long term care/hospice facility. There are however problems you will need to address. The biggest is that you will need a restraint/safety system for the trip from bed to facilities. A lot of the patients who would be in need of this are in a weakened state and should not be relied on to be able to hold themselves up.
      Also take in to account the porosity of the materials chosen for surfaces as sanitation with such a device will be a major concern.

      Oh and the Front wheels. . . You may want to attach those some how. Maybe an axle. 😀

    • @macman47 says:

      I can see this working well in a Long term care/hospice facility. There are however problems you will need to address. The biggest is that you will need a restraint/safety system for the trip from bed to facilities. A lot of the patients who would be in need of this are in a weakened state and should not be relied on to be able to hold themselves up.
      Also take in to account the porosity of the materials chosen for surfaces as sanitation with such a device will be a major concern.

      Oh and the Front wheels. . . You may want to attach those some how. Maybe an axle. 😀

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    • tknew says:

      so your going to pick someone up in a fork lift like method by driving a panel in under their groin asking them to spread their legs open?? sound wrong much?

    • tknew says:

      so your going to pick someone up in a fork lift like method by driving a panel in under their groin asking them to spread their legs open?? sound wrong much?

    • mif991 says:

      I think the designers are on to something vital for the medical field. As noted by some, there will need to be some testing and modifications to make this product viable. But it is a good initial attempt to give some relief to those who handle disabled persons on a daily basis. My aunt is disabled and I always see her siblings struggle to transfer her from place to place. Please do continue developing and refining this product.

    • mif991 says:

      I think the designers are on to something vital for the medical field. As noted by some, there will need to be some testing and modifications to make this product viable. But it is a good initial attempt to give some relief to those who handle disabled persons on a daily basis. My aunt is disabled and I always see her siblings struggle to transfer her from place to place. Please do continue developing and refining this product.

    • wesh says:

      "Slimmer seat for easier sliding" only for female and castrated male patients…
      Fat balls -> Flat balls
      No Go!
      Peace

    • wesh says:

      “Slimmer seat for easier sliding” only for female and castrated male patients…
      Fat balls -> Flat balls
      No Go!
      Peace

    • Guest says:

      is there any specific software that makes a scenario??

    • Guest says:

      is there any specific software that makes a scenario??

    • Joyce says:

      Transferring from the wheelchair is a great struggle especially for those with weak arms. This is a great product if modifications will be made like including straps so the patient will not fall and making sure that the legs/feet will not get off the footrest. Keep up the good work! I would like to have a good transfer device so my family and caregiver will not have to carry me most of the time.

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