The obesity-related health care market in the USA was estimated at over $190 billion in 2005 (and it’s been growing steadily since then), according to the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The excess weight has also brewed a new economy and needs in different areas. From traveling, apparel, housing, food, and urbanism to furniture, the need to accommodate a growing segment has directly impacted the health industry.
Hospitals and health-related equipment had to rethink how to lift and care for patients over 600 pounds in a secure manner.
The security of hospitals and health professionals is also a concern, and with a shortage of personnel in a growing segment. Health-related companies have increased their R&D and have come to the rescue with innovative solutions
Rotec International, a Canadian hospital supply company based in Baie-du-Febvre, has created a strong and easy-to-use hospital bed for bariatric (overweight or obese) users.
The VersaTech 1100 ULB Bed is assembled and made in Canada and is the only hospital bed of its kind dropping to 8 inches off the ground, so patients with decreased mobility can safely get out of the bed and reduce the risk of falling down, resulting in life-treating injuries. The bed supports a weight of 1100 lbs (499 kg) and is easy to maneuver for one nurse with a push of a finger.
Features such as ultra-quiet DC motors to help maintain a calm and relaxed environment, an emergency battery for temporary autonomy, an Antimicrobial and easy to clean powder-coated steel structure, a control integrated into the footboard, and under-bed night light. multiple openings for restraint straps and much more.
We discuss with Miguel Valero, President & CEO, about the company, the multitude of features of VersaTech 1100 ULB, the obesity-related health care market, the technology, and much more.
For more information go to rotecbeds.com