Hospital Critical Bed
Our work in the field of medical equipment design was initially started from a competition during bachelor studies. The challenges and needs in this field motivated us to research further and get in touch with manufacturers for production possibilities.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
inCare accelerates the acute care provided for patients in urgent situations and enhance the interaction between nurses and patients.
This is made possible with a more user-friendly designed controllers and parts that are been designed ergonomically with a focus on natural postures, to reduce physical injuries to nurses’ bodies and prevent back-pain, shoulder, and hand syndromes which are caused due to repetitive tasks. It also will appease the patients by facilitating their moves and opening up their sights.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The headboard design follows the natural hand position of nurses while working. This helps nurses to rotate and move the bed more easily and naturally.
The same principle is also implemented in bedside. Nurses release, lift and lock the bedside guard more conveniently due to ergonomic shape and its lock position.
The handles which are inside the bed are designed to be easily accessible for patients in sleeping and sitting positions. Pulling and pushing the handle as a support to help them rise and lower their body. Meanwhile by pushing the button on the handle they can also rise and lower the backrest of the bed.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in March 2011 in Tabriz and finished in August 2012 in Tehran, and was exhibited in Iran Health 2013.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Head-board: ABS Plastic, Blow-molding
Side-rails: ABS Plastic, Blow-molding
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Entire Bed: 2200, 1100, 1020
Headboard: 1020, 530, 200
Top Bedside Guard: 500, 530, 25
Bottom Bedside Guard: 880, 530, 25
Hospital, Critical, Bed, inCare
Recording of interaction between hospital bed users in general unit and intensive care unit showed us different stresses that are put on the people involved. Observing challenges and limitations in critical situations created a framework for us to develop ideas. Interviewing doctors, nurses and patients gave us the insight of how they prefer the functionality of hospital beds. Studying inputs about hospital bed injuries from 2000 until 2010 was a great asset to further research on real life problems.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Younes Daneshvar, Ali M. Khomami and Amir Reza Ghazanfari
Younes Daneshvar & Ali M. Khomami, 2015.