Technology | February 20, 2008

Versatile Bed Gathers Patient Information

Unveiled in the fall of 2007, Stryker’s new InTouch Bed, which gathers bed information for each patient, has an on-board protocol to encourage compliance-based practices, can control other patient care equipment, and through a full-featured data port, can connect into hospital computer systems. The bed has an electric brake to prevent unnecessary bending and stretching required by traditional brakes. It also has Stryker’s Zoom motorized drive system.