At ECON, we are committed to the exploration of ideas and innovations through research and development. This year, we are collaborating with National University of Singapore (NUS) on the development and evaluation of the Flipod Assistive Bed Rotation Device, a ground-breaking tool specifically designed with the aim of reducing pressure ulcers, which are also commonly known as bed sores. ECON is honoured to be able to play a vital role in this important research led by Professor Yen Ching Chiuan, Principal Investigator, Division of Industrial Design, NUS.
Currently at its clinical trial phase, the flipod will be utilised at selected ECON Medicare Centres and Nursing Homes to assist consenting residents who have difficulty repositioning themselves independently. Use of the flipod will be closely supervised and regularly monitored by ECON nursing staff and physiotherapists who have undergone training on the use of the device. By using these flipods, residents will be able to reposition themselves with relative ease, thus effectively preventing and reducing the onset of pressure ulcers.
Through documentation of the use of the flipod and evaluation of the corresponding physical and medical conditions of the residents, data collected from this clinical trial by our ECON team of nurses and physiotherapists will contribute valuable insight into the effectiveness of the flipod device designed and created by the team at NUS. If proven effective, the flipod will positively impact the eldercare industry and result in higher quality of care for our elderly community both at home and across healthcare facilities.