The Intelligent Personal Anti Decubitus Device (I-PADD) has been nominated for the Herman Wijffels Innovation Award 2011. The high tech cushion prevents pressure sores caused by prolonged sitting, and has been developed by Hans Voorwinde, Wim Tinke en Spark, together with the Delft Technical University and the Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam. We are proud that the I-PADD is amongst the best 11 of almost 500 entries.
I-PADD continuously measures pressure on the body, and takes action when necessary. The patented movement system and the built-in intelligence guarantee an optimal distribution of pressure on the tissue. This reduces the chance of developing pressure sores and ulcers. This year there will also be a new special public prize awarded.
To vote via facebook go to:
on.fb.me/hwinnovatieprijs, of facebook.com/rabobank.
The prizes will be awarded on 3 November during a sustainable innovation event at Rabobank Nederland in Utrecht.