The importance of mobility
With immediate or prolonged immobility, the risk of care complications increases considerably. This leads to decreasing quality of life and dignity for patients, increasing need for care interventions and rising costs for healthcare facilities.
A challenge to care
Providing dignifed care for patients with reduced mobility can be incredibly complex and challenging. Often caregivers may be under immense pressure to fulfil their duties, short staffed, or even at risk of injuring themselves when caring for others.
Moving with dignity
We empower caregivers to mobilise patients and residents - early, often, safely and with dignity. Helping care providers improve clinical outcomes and efficiencies, while elevating the quality of care and life for their patients.
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Clinical evidence on Early Mobility in the ICU
Early mobilisation of critically ill patients has been associated with a lot of benefits, such as improved muscle strength, and reduced hospital length of stay - just to name a few. Not to mention the equally important motivational factors for both the patients and caregivers.
Download our clinical evidence summary to learn about the benefits of - and barriers to - Early Mobility.
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What does Empowering Movement mean to me?
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Prevent the impact of immobility
The impact of immobility acquired conditions such as pressure injuries and VTE is devastating. These potentially fatal yet preventable conditions cause enormous suffering for patients and result in considerable costs for healthcare providers.
Protect the wellbeing of caregivers
The healthcare industry has one of the highest rates of nonfatal occupational injuries. Every day, caregivers are at significant risk of work-related injuries, causing unnecessary pain and suffering while draining valuable resources.
Optimise costs and efficiencies in care
The global demand for healthcare is growing and evolving. In the future, millions of new jobs in health and social care need to be created, while care facilities are under mounting pressure to reduce their operational costs and inefciencies.
Let's empower movement in healthcare
Empowering movement is at the heart of everything we do. It’s at the centre of our product design philosophy. It’s how we help care providers stay agile and effcient. It’s about enabling caregivers to move freely and productively.
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