We are currently examining the Hoyer lift from an ergonomics and human factors perspective. Although it does not deal with fluid power directly, it is important to understand how it works to better design the actual device around the user. Therefore we are trying to center the design to the hospital personnel that will be using it. In order to do so, we will be interviewing at least 6 hospital personnel to analyze their opinions on new technology and others factors that will help us tailor to their needs. So we will be partnering with the nursing department here at A&T to help with volunteers at local hospitals.