Flipod is a pneumatic bed rotation device for non-ambulant patients that relieves respiratory & bed discomfort caused due to prolonged static positions. With a customisable positioning architecture and personalised pneumatic sequences, this assistive device enables dynamic muscle movement in patients with varying degrees and locations of soreness.
Keywords: Soft robotics; pneumatics; assistive devices; rehabilitation.
This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its International Research Centres in Singapore Funding Initiative.
Design and artistic renders of Flipod, courtesy of Eason Chow.