Study on Kind Transfer Assistance Between Wheelchair and Bed In the Case of Eye Movement Analysis

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Mikako ItoaAtsushi EndobYuka TakaicTakashi YoshikawadAkihiko GotocNoriaki Kuwaharab

Abstract: As of October, 2012, the elderly make up 24.1% of the Japanese population. Japanese society is aging at one of the highest rates in the world. The number of recipients of nursing care is likely to increase dramatically in the near future. Due to a shortage of expert nursing staff, training caregivers for long-term care facilities has become a growing concern. To help speed the training process, we examined one of the processes where caregiver experience is most obvious: transferring patients between their bed and a wheelchair. To better understand the benefits of experience, we measured the nursing staff's eye movements during transfer, and found that expert caregivers' eyes moved more quickly than non-experts', which suggests that transfer assistance can be improved by instructing the caretakers to focus on specific parts of the patient's body.

Keywords: Super-aging, Nursing care, Elderly patient, Transfer assistance, Eye movements

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe100062

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