HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Improving Safety for Patients
Greg M. Jung   6/23/2012 9:44:54 PM
NO RATINGS
I imagine the speed on this conveyor could also be adjusted to move more fragile patients more slowly (i.e. older patients with brittle bones).  This could potentially improve patient safety during transfer procedures.

gardenyu
User Rank
Iron
Re: Back-breaking job
gardenyu   11/2/2011 6:12:28 PM
NO RATINGS
Back in Control Solutions Inc based in IL, we designed electronics for Stryker's emergency cots. Kind of similar concept, moving patients using motors against using muscles.

vimalkumarp
User Rank
Gold
Re: Back-breaking job
vimalkumarp   10/22/2011 2:02:31 AM
NO RATINGS
you have cleary depicted the importance of the scenario

vimalkumarp
User Rank
Gold
automated patient transfer device
vimalkumarp   10/22/2011 2:01:13 AM
NO RATINGS
With the decreasing number of nursing staff automated patient transfer device

will become the need of the hour. With a wireless patient monitor . automated EMR , surgical robots soon medical care will become science fiction..!

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
It's a cumbersome description
TJ McDermott   10/20/2011 11:43:01 PM
"Automated Patient Transfer Device" is a bit of a mouth-full, don't you think?  Let's call it what it is, a conveyor belt.  Which means the patients are... conveyor surfing.  Hanging ten on the stretcher!

What a cool invention.  The thinness of the machine is impressive.  I wonder what it feels like as it "burrows" under the patient.

Power is provided...how?  Battery within the machine itself?  Battery within the stretcher?  Plugged into the wall?

Beth Stackpole
User Rank
Blogger
Back-breaking job
Beth Stackpole   10/20/2011 11:33:48 AM
NO RATINGS
Seems like a great idea with lots of applications in hospitals, in EMT vehicles, even at public venues. Has the device gone into production yet and are there any formal use cases of medical institutions actually putting it work? If it really can let a single nurse move a patient without help and without risk of injury, that would be a significant development.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
A bold, gold, open-air coupe may not be the ticket to automotive nirvana for every consumer, but Lexus’ LF-C2 concept car certainly turned heads at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. What’s more, it may provide a glimpse of the luxury automaker’s future.
Perhaps you didn't know that there are a variety of classes, both live and archived, offered via the Design News Continuing Education Center (CEC) sponsored by Digi-Key? The best part – they are free!
Engineer comic Don McMillan explains the fun engineers have with team-building exercises. Can you relate?
The complexity of diesel engines means optimizing their performance requires a large amount of experimentation. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a very useful and intuitive tool in this, and cold flow analysis using CFD is an ideal approach to study the flow characteristics without going into the details of chemical reactions occurring during the combustion.
The damage to Sony from the cyber attack seems to have been heightened by failure to follow two basic security rules.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jan 12 - 16, Programmable Logic - How do they do that?
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service