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Features

Insight-Driven
Promoting Safety + Connection
Easing Patient Transfer
Suited for Many Spaces

Insight-Driven

DESIGNED TO SUPPORT PATIENTS + CLINICIANS

The Empath recliner is a crucial step forward in the health proces – one developed entirely from real-world insights based on thousands of hours of observation and analysis. Its design considers the needs of both patients and clinicians as primary users.

Across healthcare applications, Empath is designed to reduce stress and the potential for injury for both patients and clinicians while increasing physical and emotional connectedness.

 

Insights

The Challenge
Observation
Design Insights
Study on Clinician Needs

The Challenge

SAFETY IS A TOP CONCERN

Clinicians and patients both face risks to their safety and comfort – and traditional recliners fail to address the problem.

  • One in three clinicians surveyed has experienced an injury related to performing patient transfers. –Steelcase Health survey.
  • Nurses rank second for back injuries suffered on the job, when compared to other professions. –American Nurses Association.
  • Eighty percent of patient falls occur in the patient room. – University of Pennsylvania Medicine study.

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