Arjo unveils IndiGo -- breakthrough technology for medical bed transport
ADDISON, Ill., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Arjo, a world leader in medical technology solutions, today unveiled the IndiGo™ intuitive drive assist, designed to reduce ergonomic risk, support user safety, and improve the ease and efficiency of transporting patients on medical beds.
Comprised of a powered fifth wheel installed beneath the bed, IndiGo is unlike other power drive systems, which are typically separate, bulky pieces of equipment. Once installed, IndiGo is always ready for use, saving time and effort to store or transfer external equipment.
"We put ourselves in the customers' shoes and tried to imagine what their dream product would be like. We realized that to truly make a difference in terms of convenience, efficiency, safety and ease of use, we would have to come up with a completely new product concept. This led us to the idea of an integrated power assist that responds directly to user input, which became the basis for the IndiGo concept," said Peter Lambord, senior product specialist, Medical Beds, Arjo.
"Our understanding of the challenges our customers face drives our mission to always create products with people in mind," said Joacim Lindoff, CEO, Arjo.
Pushing a modern hospital bed with a patient in it can be strenuous. Additional challenges may include narrow corridors, inclines, soft floorings, elevators and long distances between departments. Current assistive devices, including separate bed movers, can be impractical and difficult to operate.
IndiGo eliminates the complexity of additional equipment or controls. Users activate IndiGo by lifting the brake pedal with their foot. Then as they push the bed, IndiGo assists with automatic slope detection, providing additional power when moving up slopes and braking assistance when moving down slopes. The user interface is intuitive enough to enable small positioning adjustments and sideways movements, and it requires minimal training to operate.
IndiGo is available for Arjo's Enterprise® medical beds and Citadel™ patient care system and can be retrofitted to select Citadel and Enterprise beds.
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At Arjo, we are committed to improving the everyday lives of people affected by reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. With products and solutions that ensure ergonomic patient handling, personal hygiene, disinfection, diagnostics and the effective prevention of pressure ulcers and venous thromboembolism, we help professionals across care environments to continually raise the standard of safe and dignified care. Arjo has almost 6,000 employees worldwide and customers in over 100 countries. In 2017, Arjo sales amounted to approximately SEK 7.7 billion. Arjo is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and its head office is located in Malmö, Sweden. Everything we do, we do with people in mind. www.arjo.com