Invacare has been rewarded for its innovative thinking yet again at the German Design Awards this year - this time with InvaSoft Hybrid, the company’s first non-powered dynamic support surface. It received a special mention for it’s “outstanding design quality” in the medical, rehabilitation and healthcare category by a panel of top-class international jurors who honour ground-breaking design achievements across all sectors. In fact, the jury was so “impressed by the quality of innovation”, it’s also been nominated InvaSoft Hybrid for the German Innovation Awards 2022!
InvaSoft Hybrid successfully launched in May 2021 with its effectiveness already substantiated by independent tests carried out by Berlin Cert, proving that InvaSoft Hybrid demonstrates superior performance, outperforming all comparative hybrid support surfaces. Having now received the prestigious German Design Award Special 2022 as well, Dick Schilstra and Fábio Pinto, the team behind the successful design are obviously ecstatic.
Dick Schilstra, Group Product Manager says:
InvaSoft Hybrid is the result of a three-year research and development project involving extensive collaboration with tissue viability specialists to deliver a ground-breaking product that can help over 4 million people across Europe affected by pressure injuries. I am very proud that the team has developed a product that is able to address the key influencing factors of pressure injury development in such an innovative way.
Fábio Pinto, Design and Development Engineer commented:
It was an interesting challenge working with different materials, and it’s been fantastic achievement for the team seeing the ideas come to life. I truly believe we’ve delivered an outstanding design that is only confirmed by its success at the German Design Award
InvaSoft Hybrid is manufactured at Invacare’s UK manufacturing site in south Wales where it became runner up in the Innovation category at Make UK Manufacturing Awards 2021 for creating this fully hybrid dynamic mattress. InvaSoft Hybrid features the latest and most advanced hybrid technology including:
- Eight auto-adjusted aircells offers reactive pressure
- Unique noodle layer help manage microclimate
- Three inlets on either side generate a venturi effect
- 5° sloped heel section with anti-shear layer
Learn more about the award-winning InvaSoft Hybrid here