From injuries sustained during traditional lifting and transferring of patients.
Is the healthcare industry.
Most prevalent injury is musculoskeletal (or MSK) resulting from patient handling.
12% shortage in 2019
20% shortage by 2020
Nurse demand to rise 40% by 2020
62% concerned about disabling injuries
56% report MSK pain caused by work
42% reported being injured in 12-month period
52% reported chronic back pain.
38% took time off due to occupation related back pain.
20% said they'd changed their position or employment due to back pain
375,000 work days lost each year (US alone)
3X increase in obesity since 1995
Aging workforce (nurse average age 50)
Aging population (72% increase in baby boomer retirees)
Increase access to medical procedures
We developed the technology that led to the new FDA Standard for Powered Patient Transfer & Transport Device
Technology for automated patient transfer and patient transport empowering a single nurse or healthcare worker.
The time is now for power assist technology to replace lift teams. No more lifting to transfer patients. Increases operational efficiency by eliminating the demand for 4-6 nurses to lift and transfer a 200 lb patient. Capable of moving a 500 lb patient.