Design Solution: Phase I
The first alternative pressure ulcer prevention solution in over 50 years.
The current standard for a pressure ulcer prevention surface utilizes a proprietary mattress with large, air-filled nodes. These products are inherently large and focus more on comfort rather than providing therapeutic care. Due to their limited capabilities, their controllers were far less sophisticated. The Dabir Surfaces solution uses thin, micro-nodal technology that displaces pressure sensitive areas every few minutes, without causing movement to the patient. In addition, by utilizing micro-nodes, tissue is stimulated to encourage blood-flow (perfusion), and as a result, blood stagnation (bruising) is eliminated. In a hospital environment, a Dabir Controller had to be easy to use, compact, shielded, quiet, rugged and foremost, fail-safe. Beyond the functionality, as part of a premium brand, the aesthetics and form had to adhere to corporate identity standards.