Thursday, May 5, 2011
ANKARA – Anatolia News Agency
Haluk Tatver, a retired construction engineer living in Ankara, has produced a remote controlled sickbed after being inspired by the hardships of his own bedridden elder sister.
Tatver took a year to produce a lifting crane that can be used by both people with disabilities or patients in need.
Tatver’s bed can facilitate moving a patient to another bed or onto a stretcher, and it can help move certain parts of patients to facilitate blood circulation.
“The bed also prevents the nurses or the caretakers to have to move the patient manually, which may give the patients pain sometimes. Besides, if the patient can move his hand, he can move himself by simply pressing on the remote without the aid of a nurse.”
According to Tatver, the remote control sickbed can lift up to 125 kilograms and works on electricity. The steel frame of the sickbed also functions as a protective arch over the bed in case of an earthquake.
The manufacturer plans to launch the bed onto the market at a sales price between 5,000 and 6,000 Turkish Liras (between $3200 and $3900).