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Transportation of Injured Athletes

Klomp, Sander (2022) Transportation of Injured Athletes.

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Abstract:The goal of the research is to improve the process of escorting an injured athlete off the field. The current process is unstable for the player and ergonomically irresponsible for the medical personnel. A major cause is the stretchers that are currently used and the fact that they have to be carried by hand. In this report, all elements of the transportation are analyzed and research via literature. Subsequently, based on the determined requirements, a selection and recommendation are made regarding future procedures. The results are the scoop stretcher and the associated scooping technique is recommended to become the main option regarding the transport of injured athletes. The results regarding the immobilization of the player are inconclusive due to contradictory research. A concept is designed to accommodate the transfer and safety between the stretcher and any form of a transport device. Three concepts of transport devices are designed to illustrate the application of the other results. For future use, a list of requirements and the main development points to overcome obstacles is given.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Programme:Biomedical Technology BSc (56226)
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