Faculties of Associated Medical Science, Economics, and Architecture, KKU, transfer knowledge in producing low-cost side-positioning beds to the community for assisting bedridden patients

The Faculty of Associated Medical Science under cooperation with the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Architecture, and the private sector, organized a project (CIGUS) for promoting the production of low-cost side-positioning bed to the community.

Presently, the society is facing the problem of the aging population era, in which there are non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that do not occur from pathogen and do not spread from person to person. The disease, occurring from people behaviors, continuously increases. Thus, analyses have been jointly conducted by the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Associated Medical Science led by Prof. Wichai Ungpinitpong, Ph.D., the inventor of the “Smart Bed – Assisting in Turning Patient to One Side”, and the Faculty of Architecture led by Asst. Prof. Surakan Ruaysoongnern, Ph.D. The project was then initiated, called “The Promotion of Low-Cost Side-Positioning Beds for Bed-ridden Patients to the Community”. This project is under the CIGUS Project (C – community, I – industry, G – government, U – university, S – society), where the bodies of knowledge from Khon Kaen University are transferred to the community to help solving problems. The project has been carried out twice, the first time on September 21-22, 2023 and the second on October 27, 2023 at Ban Ton Sub-district, Phra Yuen District, Khon Kaen.

September 21-22, 2023 – the working team transferred knowledge related to the method of usage and bed making to the community people, both theoretically and practically.

October 27, 2023 – The Faculty of Associated Medical Science led by Asst. Prof. Amornrat Jamniansong, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Administration and Strategies and Prof. Wichai Ungpinitpong, Ph.D., presented 3 side-positioning beds to Ban Ton Sub-district Municipality and 2 side-positioning beds to Nong Waeng Sub-district Municipality, totaling 5 beds. Prof. Wichai Ungpinitpong gave a talk on the use of the side-positioning bed; Asst. Prof. Surakan Ruaysoongnern gave another talk on the process of making the side-positioning bed; and Dr. Worawut Chompoopan talked on care of bed-ridden patients on the side-positioning bed.

News / Photos: Jeeranatcha


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