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Wireless platform from LINAK improves safety and working environment

LINAK wireless solution improves both patient and caregiver experiences.

Fast-forward a millennium, in 1996, an engineer working in wireless technologies at Intel, Jim Kardash, came up with the name as he thought of how the ground-breaking technology would unite PCs and mobile devices just as Harald had united Scandinavia. The new wireless solution from LINAK® uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to connect products wirelessly while improving both patient and caregiver experiences.

 

Improve environments for care staff and patients

Implementing the LINAK wireless solution greatly improves working environments for caregivers as it eliminates cabled hand controls, and thereby any trip hazards. Caregivers can move freely around applications, such as hospital beds or patient lifts, without worrying about getting caught up in hand control cables, leaving them free to provide a better care experience for their patients. And reduced workplace incidents result in less time off work for care staff as well as reduced workers’ compensation costs for employers.

Wireless platform - Hospital
 
 

Patients can be overwhelmed with multiple monitor leads and IVs, but can rest easier with one less cable to work around when moving or getting up from their hospital bed. A wireless hand control, like the HB200, can be placed wherever is most convenient and ergonomic for both patient and caregiver.

 

Reduce bacterial spread and time spent sanitising

The use of a LINAK wireless hand control reduces the amount of time needed to properly sanitise applications and the potential spread of bacteria. Cables require extra attention when being sanitised as bacteria can hide within the coils. Eliminating the cable and introducing a wireless hand control to your electric linear actuator system minimises the chance of hidden bacteria being spread between caregivers and patients as well as cross-contamination on mobile applications such as patient lifts. The LINAK FS3 wireless foot switch further reduces the potential spread of bacteria by eliminating the need to use one’s hands to control the application.

 

More flexibility for all

In addition to patients and caregivers, a wireless hand control also creates flexibility for designers when they develop applications. The LINAK wireless solution frees designers from having to incorporate cable mounting into their design and also widens location options for the control box. Maintenance staff can easily replace a hand control by pairing a new one to the control box right in a patient’s room without having to take the application out of service. The LINAK CO71 and CA63 control boxes are easily paired with any LINAK wireless control with just the touch of a few buttons.

 

Cable-free, worry-free

The use of the LINAK wireless solution reduces costs related to service visits or application downtime due to damaged cables. Pinched or sheared cables can be dangerous for both caregivers and patients. Incorporating a LINAK wireless control into your electric linear actuator system reduces the risk of cable damage, which could cause the application to stop working or perform an undesired action. The LINAK wireless solution means: cable-free and worry-free.

HB200 - wireless hand control of your healthcare equipment
 
 
 

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Have you ever wondered where the term ‘Bluetooth’ comes from? Turns out, the technology’s name is rooted in our very own Danish history. From 958 to 985 AD, Harald Blåtand “Bluetooth” Gormsen was king of Denmark and Norway and was well known for uniting the two countries.


 

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