NIOSH Looks to Wearable Robots To Protect Healthcare Workers, Patients
Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - Workers in the healthcare industry suffer a disproportionate percentage of musculoskeletal disorders, mainly due to overexertion from moving patients. Add to that the rapidly aging population, the increasing prevalence of obesity and the shortage and aging of the healthcare workforce and you’ve got a perfect storm for ever more such injuries.
While Safe Patient Handling and Mobility programs using mechanical equipment and safety procedures can ...
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