Intelligent Workwear Clothing for Geriatric Nurses

Celina Bauer

Februar / February - 2023

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg

Bachelor of Arts


Nursing staff have to deal with a lot of physical strain in their profession. Staff in geriatric nursing in particular often suffer from complaints within the musculoskeletal system, caused by overloading the torso. The aim of this project is to find a solution for reducing the physical workload of geriatric nurses. “Poscura” (Engl. “posture” and Lat. “cura” or “care”) is intelligent workwear clothing for geriatric nurses. It was inspired by the latest exoskeleton technologies and developments in the area of functional wear and provides physical support during back-straining activities while reminding the staff to maintain an ergonomic posture. A partial elastic system, which is integrated in the clothing, makes this effect possible. The aim of this project is not to displace any current solutions for medical equipment or traditional working methods in the care sector. The opposite is the case: The concept can be seen as a logical addition to the current working life of nurses and can be integrated into the everyday work of geriatric nurses with ease.