Earlier we looked at how design helps first responders move patients at accident sites, with a cleverly-designed scoop stretcher.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.core77.com//posts/116859/Great-Industrial-Design-Student-Work-A-Patient-Moving-Aid-for-Healthcare-Workers
A very similar concept was developed by a Toronto research hospital, as early as 2015. I’m not aware of it ever reaching market. See it here in the video:
I certainly can see how this cushion design is an overall better user experience for the healthcare worker.
Nice student work! But this solution already exist and is on the market. The company Arjo have this kind of product (Link). I had the chance to test it in different scenarios. I am eager to this how their prototype will comes out and how they are going to acheive the sit up and rolls movement with it.