Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced this week that it launched the ProCuity wireless smart hospital bed to improve efficiency and safety while lowering costs.
The intelligent bed was designed to help reduce in-hospital patient falls at all acuity levels while also improving nurse workflow efficiencies and safeties at lesser cost to the hospital. Stryker said in a news release that it is the only bed on the market today capable to connecting seamlessly to nurse call systems without the use of cables or wires.
Stryker found that 97% of hospital nurses have reported that they encountered a situation in which a patient had difficulty getting out of a hospital bed, with 75% reporting that they’ve been in a situation in which that patient was hurt in attempting to do so.
At 11.5 inches tall, which Stryker said is an industry-low, ProCuity has an ergonomic design with several technologies to help promote safe patient handling and help reduce fall-related injuries. Those technologies include patient positioning, ergonomic side rails and bed alarms.
Additionally, with fully wireless features, the bed addresses nurse call cable connectivity issues that can run rampant in hospitals, while it also has an easy-to-use touchscreen and other key components to make the caregiver’s job easier and efficient while optimizing the patient experience.
“Patient safety is at the foundation of everything we do at Stryker,” Stryker VP & GM of acute care Jessica Mathieson said in the release. “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.
“Leveraging our long history in innovation, ProCuity is the culmination of years of extensive research and feedback from nurses and other healthcare professionals to create what is truly a ‘brilliance in a bed’ solution. It was designed to improve patient outcomes and assist caregivers for years to come.”