A redesign over 80 years in the making
Hospitals are constantly evolving to improve patient outcomes, yet a key piece of equipment that is ubiquitous, although never intended for use in the hospital, has gone unaltered since it was patented in 1933. MGD and Stryker undertook a research project to establish a new standard for seated patient transport in the hospital. Research discoveries turned into solutions to problems that transcend pushing patients in wheelchairs.
Every stakeholder has a story to tell
By observing countless escorts transporting patients throughout hospitals in North America and in Europe, we learned that traditional x-frame wheelchairs contribute to patient falls, create back pain for caregivers, facilitate unwanted spread of infection, and are stolen from hospitals. These data points encouraged Stryker to purse a value added device that would transform hospital expectations.
At Michael Graves we create design that clients dream of. We not only care about what we create we care about who we create it for.
New Jersey Hall of Fame
Minnesota Hospital Association
United Healthcare Optum