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Benmor Medical awarded bariatric bed patent granted in the UK and Europe

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 12:19
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The Intellectual Property Office has granted Benmor Medical patent no. EP3315107 on the Aurum+ Bariatric Bed, entitled: ‘Barrier for a Bed’ in the UK and Europe. This decision adds to the company’s patent portfolio for the features on its innovative Deprimo Floor Level Bed.

Due to the complexity of a bariatric patient, there is a requirement to frequently move patients in and out of bed and administer care to a patient. It is highly desirable for safety rails to be movable so that a patient can either exit the bed or so that a healthcare professional can gain access to the patient. The new patent features on the Aurum+ Bariatric Bed range and allows the user to store the stowable safety rails within the bed frame.

When required, the safety rails are easily pulled from the mattress platform and rotated 90⁰ upward and locked into position. To lower the rails the process is simply reversed. The rails are integral to the bed platform and therefore allows the width of the bed to be increased/decreased with the barrier rail elements movable between upright or underbed stowed configurations.

“We believe that our patented technologies allow us to deliver superior and distinctive products, while fulfilling our vision of creating successful bariatric equipment which will provide safety for a patient and improve the care delivered by Healthcare Professionals.” Dr Peter Staddon, Benmor Medical.

The Aurum+ Bariatric Bed range has been specifically designed for size, strength and practicality. Key features of the Aurum+ bed such as width adjustment, integrated weighing scales and patented adjustable safety rails provide a safe environment within which to improve the moving and handling of larger patients up to 440kg (69st).