Paediatric pressure ulcer mattress launched at MEDICA 2019

UK based Rober, who specialises in the development and manufacture of ‘zero pressure’ technology, will be launching a new innovative paediatric mattress at MEDICA 2019.

Following months of feedback from its global partners, Rober is delighted to announce that they have launched a 3 cell-cycle alternating pressure mattress replacement system designed to support children aged between 0 to 13 years old.

Catering for a weight range between 0 to 60 kilograms, the AirFlex TRIO Junior mattress has been designed to be used as a pressure relieving support mattress in children’s hospitals and paediatric units worldwide.

Rober has also updated two of its key mattresses – NoDec AIRSTREAM3 and NoDec WIZARD – creating reduced height versions of the mattresses. The enhanced versions offer the same zero pressure as the originals but with a reduced height of 20cm to meet the BS EN 60601-2-52:2010 bed frame requirements of global hospitals.

All Rober mattresses feature clinically proven technology that prevents pressure injuries from developing. They also have therapeutic properties that promote the healing of established ulcers.

Offering zero pressure protection, the mattresses replicate the body’s natural movements by responding to a patient’s weight, spontaneous movement pattern and body position. They provide enhanced comfort and complete pressure elimination at regular intervals.

Mike Hutson, Chief Executive of Rober, said: “MEDICA is one of our key export events of the year so we are delighted to be launching our new mattresses at the exhibition. Like all our mattresses, the new AirFlex TRIO Junior is fully automatic, and anyone nursed upon it requires less frequent manual repositioning, thus relieving the pressure on busy nursing staff. It’s the first time we have used our technology to create a paediatric mattress so it’s an exciting time for us.”

MEDICA is taking place from 18 – 21 November 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany, and throughout the show Rober will be located in Hall 16 Stand KI7-6.

Working collaboratively with other pressure ulcer mattress companies

Rober’s mission is to avoid pressure ulcers in people who are “at risk”, so we have been honoured to work collaboratively with other pressure ulcer mattress suppliers to help achieve this.

Over the last three years we have working alongside a UK pressure ulcer relief company designing and manufacturing a new pump for them. The technology was modified to the company’s own mattress criteria to meet their customer’s needs. Drawing on manufacturing support from our sister company, Speed Plastics, and our vast knowledge of pressure ulcer relief technology, Rober was delighted to design and manufacture a completely new mattress design for them. So far over 100 mattresses have been manufactured and issued to the customer, with a further 50 to be distributed very soon.

Pressure ulcers can cause immense pain and present a treatment problem for healthcare providers. They can result in prolonged hospital stays and even death. Treating pressure ulcers can be costly, using precious resources. Estimates suggest that 80-95% of pressure ulcers are avoidable, so it’s a case of prevention being better than cure.

Together we can help #stopthepressure.

New faces at Rober

We are pleased to welcome some new faces to the Rober team.

Russell Burton has moved from sister company, Speed Plastics as a lead engineer and will be overseeing the production of all Rober’s pressure ulcer relief mattresses. Darren Godber will be working alongside Russell as an engineering operative along with Josh Wallace, who is currently studying Electrical Engineering at Chesterfield College. Tracy Orwin will also be working within customer services liaising with all Rober’s customers, suppliers and distributors and Ruth Swann has joined the manufacturing team as a machinist.

Based in Chesterfield, Rober develop and manufacture ‘zero pressure’ mattresses, which use automatically controlled changes in airflow to vary and eliminate localised pressure. The company’s dynamic supports are designed with input from medical professionals to minimise the risk of pressure ulcers in people with restricted movement. They also reduce the need for manual repositioning, reducing the burden on nursing and carer support.

 

Season’s Greetings from Rober

On behalf of everyone at Rober, we wanted to wish all our customers and suppliers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please note the Rober offices will close from 12 noon Friday 21 December and will reopen Wednesday 2 January at 8:30 am.

Merry Christmas from Rober

Merry Christmas from Rober

Visit Rober at MEDICA 2018 – Hall 16, Stand F18-8

Rober, a UK specialist in the development and manufacture of ‘zero pressure’ technology, will be at MEDICA 2018 to showcase its full range of pioneering mattress solutions. Over the last few years, Rober has invested heavily in R&D to develop a complete range of pressure ulcer mattresses that cater for a variety of needs including patients that are immobile, bariatric or have existing pressure injuries.

Reducing pressure ulcers in Spain

UK pressure relief specialist, Rober is dedicated to reducing pressure ulcers around the world. Rober’s Spanish partner Lorca Marín, who has worked with the company for over 18 years, explains why his customers love using Rober’s specialist pressure relief technology.

Rober welcomes its German partner

UK press relief specialist Rober, was delighted to welcome its German partner, GerroMed to its head office in Chesterfield this month. This was GerroMed’s first visit to the Rober head office and it was a great opportunity for the company to see pressure ulcer mattresses being manufactured first-hand. The meeting allowed GerroMed to meet the full Rober team, learn more about the manufacturing process and find out more about future R&D.

Rober celebrates Indian success

UK pressure relief specialist Rober will shortly ship 25 of its pioneering mattress systems to India. The shipment, soon to be helping reduce pressure ulcers in Bangalore, includes a variety of mattress types from Rober’s NoDec range.

Thank you for visiting Rober at Arab Health 2018

On behalf of all the Rober team we would like to thank everyone who visited us during Arab Health 2018. We had a fantastic week and some great meetings with potential new customers, as well as established partners from the region.