Lateral patient transfer; the act of moving a patient from one flat surface to another results in nearly 20,000 injuries to clinicians nationally per year. The current products and processes result in either taking roughly 20 minutes to safely move a patient a short distance or alternatively, clinician injuries, patients being injured or dropped, and more. SimPull, the first automated lateral transfer device, allows for safe and effective movement of patients from any one flat surface to another by just one caregiver, using zero work force.
As a result of participation in the accelerator, The Patient Company initiated research with the SimPull device at The Mayo Clinic. Mayo's involvement has led to the interest and involvement of other systems who aim to research if SimPull can viably reduce the risk of injury and improve workflow efficiencies while safely transferring patients laterally.
"The MedTech Accelerator helped us take our mission to reduce clinician injuries at a local hospital into a nationwide effort to improve clinical work environments while improving patient care through research and development."
CEO, The Patient Company