Benmor Medical has confirmed that the Intellectual Property Office has granted it a patent on the Aurum+ Bariatric Bed, entitled: ‘Barrier for a Bed’ in the UK and Europe.
The company explained how the decision adds to its patent portfolio, joining the existing patent for the features on the Deprimo Floor Level Bed.
The Surrey-based firm said it was an important milestone in its history and the continuing improvements to the medical equipment it manufactures.
Benmor explained that due to the complexity of a bariatric patient, there is a requirement to frequently move patients in and out of bed and administer care.
It is highly desirable for safety rails to be movable so that a patient can either exit the bed or so that a healthcare professional can gain access to the patient.
The new patent features on the Aurum+ Bariatric Bed range aims to allow the user to store the stowable safety rails within the bed frame. When required, the safety rails are pulled from the mattress platform and rotated 90⁰ upward and locked into position.
The process to lower the rails is simply reversed. The rails are integral to the bed platform and therefore allows the width of the bed to be increased/decreased with the barrier rail elements movable between upright or underbed stowed configurations.