Stryker launches ‘smart’ hospital bed
Stryker today announced the global launch of the industry’s first and only completely wireless hospital bed, ProCuity.
ProCuity was designed to help reduce in-hospital patient falls at all acuity levels, improve nurse workflow and safety, and help lower hospital costs, according to Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker. It is the only bed on the market today that can connect seamlessly to nurse call systems without the use of cables or wires, the company added.
Set at an industry-low height of 11.5 inches, ProCuity is ergonomically designed to promote safe patient handling and help reduce fall-related injuries, including intuitive patient positioning and bed alarms as well as ergonomic side rails.
Features may include:
- Wireless nurse-call capability.
- A bed alarm with load cell technology to sense a patient’s weight and alert nurses if a patient is out of position or has left the bed.
- A motorized drive with a motorcycle throttle-like touch handle that deploys the central fifth wheel.
- One-touch electric brakes.
- A standard, customizable platform for all patient acuity levels.
- An integrated bed extender that enables the bed to stretch an additional 12 inches in length.
- A USB port and holder to allow patients to charge and store personal electronic devices like phones.
ProCuity is the culmination of years of research and feedback from nurses and other healthcare professionals, according to Jessica Mathieson, VP/GM of acute care at Stryker.
“With rising acuity rates leading to increased bed demand, coupled with the continuing challenge of in-hospital falls, we needed to find a solution to further enhance our response to some of today’s most pressing healthcare challenges,” Mathieson said in a news release. ” It was designed to improve patient outcomes and assist caregivers for years to come.”
ProCuity is being launched in more than 70 countries, with a market focus in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia/New Zealand and Asia. In the U.S., units will ship in January 2021.