Development of Dental Unit for the Patients in Wheelchairs.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B).
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||TOHOKU UNIVERSITY |
TAMAZAWA Yoshinori TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, DENTAL HOSPITAL, LECTURER, 歯学部・附属病院, 講師 (10124603)
KIKUCHI Masahiko TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, 大学院・歯学研究科, 助教授 (60195211)
SASAKI Keiichi TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY, PROFESSOR, 大学院・歯学研究科, 教授 (30178644)
WATANABE Makoto TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY, PROFESSOR, 大学院・歯学研究科, 教授 (80091768)
YOSHIKAWA Noriyuki GC CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT HEAD, 機械事業部, 部長(研究職)
|Project Period (FY)
1998 – 2000
Completed (Fiscal Year 2000)
|Budget Amount *help
¥13,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥13,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2000: ¥3,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,000,000)
Fiscal Year 1999: ¥6,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,400,000)
Fiscal Year 1998: ¥3,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,800,000)
|Keywords||wheelchair / dental unit / height-adjusting mechanism / tilting mechanism / headrest / elderly / chair replacement|
The purpose of this research project was to develop a dental unit for both patients in wheelchairs and general patients. The basic concept of this unit was to integrate features of the dental unit for patients in wheelchairs and the dental unit for general patients in a single unit.
The results were as follows :
1.The unit prepaired could be used for both patients in wheelchairs and general patients in an area similar to that occupied a conventional dental unit.
2.The dentist could take the home position because of the height and tilting could be adjusted.
3.The patients could be treated with a sense of assurance because of the wheelchair immobilizer and the safety devices.
4.The dentist could perform treatments safely.
5.Since the patients need remained in the wheelchair, help was unnecessary.
Based on these results, our dental unit for both patients in wheelchairs and general patients allows dental treatment to be performed in a comfbrtable position for both patients and dentists. Also, special assistance for patients in wheelchairs is unnecessary, and the risk of accidents in moving patients from the wheelchairs can be eliminated. Furthermore, this dental unit for both patients in wheelchairs and general patients occupies about the same space as a conventional dental unit so that it can be readily installed in dental offices of general practitioners.
Report (4 results)
Research Products (16 results)