Ergotrics is a Med-Tech company which specialises in the use of compressed air in healthcare.
Ergotrics develops and manufactures products which allow for the optimal positioning or moving of patients. Without heavy physical labour and with special attention given to ease of use and hygiene.
Areas of application
Our inflatable cushions can be applied in hospital care, home nursing and veterinary medicine.
Turning patients from back to front position (proning) is and always will be a technically difficult action. Perfectly positioning patients on their front has major consequences for operations and long-term ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU).
The demand for home care continues to rise due to the aging of the population and because people in need of care want to live longer in their familiar environment. Meeting this demand requires innovations that can help nurses in their day-to-day activities.
In co-creation sessions with nurses, Ergotrics is in conversation with people who work in healthcare and who know the needs of the patient as well as the medical staff. Together we work on better ergonomics in healthcare!
From tumour resection in pets to cruciate ligament operations in sports horses. Surgery on animals is no longer an exception these days. Supporting these animals well during the procedure is quite a challenge.
What options are there for inflatables in veterinary medicine? In September 2019, Daan Schoonvliet, a product design student at the University of Antwerp, addressed this question. With the help of Daan’s study project, we can now develop Ergotrics products that are also specifically applicable in veterinary medicine.