With Arab Health around the corner, Hospital Aids and sister company Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd are delighted to have the first sample of their new ergonomically designed limb support – the ErgoRaiser, available to showcase to delegates.
Designed by Chartered Physiotherapist and Back Care Adviser, Linda Darwent, the ErgoRaiser™- sister product to the popular ErgoKneeler™, is the result of collaborative working with Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd and The Design Unit, De Montfort University, Leicester.
The ErgoRaisers™ modular design enable it to be assembled in a variety of ways, to form a range of supportive positions and elevations for a limb, to meet the comfort, care and mobility needs of the individual patient.
Sturdy in construction, the ErgoRaiser™ fully supports the limb enabling the practitioner/care worker to carry out the appropriate procedure ‘hands free’, while the different height variations helps to reduce task induced postural strain and promote staff comfort and physical wellbeing.
The ErgoRaiser™ may be used on the floor, raised surface, plinth or bed in either acute or community settings, including a patient’s home.
Moulded in strong polyethylene and polyurethane, and incorporating an active antibacterial agent throughout, the smooth lines and open design ensure that all areas are accessible for efficient and effective cleaning. The multi-positional support pad eliminates the ongoing expense and environmental impact of disposable slings, enabling the ErgoRaiser™ to be both economic and eco-friendly.
The integral handles ensure the ErgoRaiser™ is easy to move and handle and the top module and pad may be stowed within the lower module to aid transportation or storage.
Designed to work with the ErgoKneeler™ but may be used independently, the ErgoRaiser will be available as a whole unit or in sections to suit individual needs.
After years of research, design, prototype work and fine tuning of the manufacturing process, the ErgoRaiser is all set to be officially launched by Spectrum Healthcare, in the UK, at the National Back Exchange Conference in April.