Colebrook Bosson Saunders to launch patient infotainment arm at Medica

24 October 2011

Colebrook Bosson Saunders, designers and manufacturers of ergonomic support products, are to exhibit three new products at medica next month, including their patient infotainment arm: CBS-Hi1.

The CBS-Hi1 has been developed exclusively for the healthcare market to meet the computing and multimedia needs of hospital patients and staff. CBS-Hi1 enables a screen (increasingly used for patients’ healthcare, entertainment, communication and information needs) to be safely mounted to a wall and easily adjusted.

CBS-Hi1 has the strength and adaptability to carry the largest spectrum of weights, ranging from 3.5 to 9KG. The product’s flexibility helps to future proof installations — as the technology is updated the support can continue to be used. The inherent strength of the product means that it is equally suitable for touch-screen devices, enabling patients to communicate with staff.

The CBS-Hi1 arm
The CBS-Hi1 arm

With CBS-Hi1 a computer screen (whether being used as an input or output device) can be moved with a smooth, dynamic motion by a patient or healthcare professional to precisely the position where it is required. This is made possible by the introduction of the ‘spring system’ that powers the arm (based on Colebrook Bosson Saunders’ award-winning and international patent pending ‘Flo technology’).

It is this fresh approach that also enabled the designers to create the very sleek, clinically clean design producing a minimal number of splits and moving surfaces on the arm (a real plus for infection prevention). The arm also features a patent pending adjustment mechanism that allows the installer to easily calibrate the arm to support the vast range of terminals available on the market. This system allows the installer to select the load requirements on installation and then fit the covers to prevent any unauthorised adjustment.

The design of the innovative movement system allows all cables to be managed internally through the central axis so that they follow the shortest path through the arm. With a minimum bend radius of 50mm stress on the cables is minimised during use and ensures that the cables are protected from tampering. Because all cables are integrated within the arm cleaning is made easier, creating less hidden places where dust, germs and bacteria can hide. It also helps to create a safer environment with fewer trip and snag hazards.


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