Theraposture’s revolutionary Orbit 235 rotating bed to launch at OT Show

Theraposture, the Occupational Therapist’s considered choice for Adjustable Beds, Chairs, and Care Cots, will be unveiling its pioneering NEW Orbit 235 rotating bed at the OT Show (stand H52, NEC, 22 and 23 Nov).

Orbit 235 rotating bed

The ‘game changing’ new Orbit rotating bed from Theraposture.

The Orbit 235 (Occupational Rotational Bed for Independent Transfers) is a revolution and a huge step forward in rotating beds. There is no other rotating bed like it. The Orbit 235 has been developed in collaboration with Occupational Therapists and end users, building on Theraposture’s understanding and experience gained as the true market-leading supplier of rotating beds for over 20 years. Everything that has been learnt and everything that has been asked for has resulted in the Orbit 235.

Theraposture provides a range of rotating beds including the OT Show award-winning Rotoflex. The Orbit 235 now extends this offering with a solution that be configured through personalised programming, and the modular adjustments from its clever and flexible design.

The Orbit 235 can be adapted to suit users from 4’10” to 6’6” with adjustable platform lengths of 200, 210 and 220cm and programmable seating dimensions to suit all shapes and sizes. This adaptability is truly unique and game-changing. There are three mattress lengths of 200, 210 and 220cm and the seat settings allow seat heights from 40cm to 48cm and depths from 46cm to 51cm. This scope of personalisation ensures full support and comfort can be achieved.

Another innovation is the option to program a finished chair position of either 60 or 90 degrees in relation to the bed, to aid side access to a wheelchair or if space is limited in a room. The speed of rotation, angle of recline, vertical lift (or tilt if preferred) can all be pre-programmed to user preferences.

The Orbit 235 has a fully integrated powered rising heel section that ensures fully supported leg elevation to assist with oedema. The Orbit 235 has a maximum patient weight of 31 stones (200kg) Theraposture’s Rotating Bed Range provides a safe, proven and lasting solution to independent bed transfers, allowing the users to get in and out of bed on their own terms, and when carer assistance isn’t available. It can also reduce the need for caregivers. With two carers visiting twice daily, to assist with bed transfers, costing around £27,000 per annum, this independence represents a significant saving and means Theraposture rotating beds pay for themselves in a short space of time. Equally, relocation to residential care can be avoided – typically costing around £50,000+ per year.

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist will be using the new Orbit 235 within his on-stand CPD presentations at the OT Show. Shaun said:

“In my experience as an OT, the Orbit 235 is the most accomplished, capable, and well-designed rotating bed available. The Orbit 235 is suitable for a wide range of users, making it versatile and recyclable, and great value for equipment services.”

As with all rotating bed from Theraposture, the Orbit 235 can provide improved occupation for clients with the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Progressive neurological and muscle wasting conditions
  • Stroke
  • General loss of mobility
  • Lymphedema
  • Plus size users
  • Balance and transfer issues
  • Amputees

Theraposture provides free home assessments with a rotating bed, to ensure that suitability can be established in the user’s home environment, with the appropriate bed. For the Orbit 235, a personal configuration is saved and later used when the bed is delivered.

The Orbit 235 is built using cutting-edge production techniques. It brings together precision laser cutting, robot welding and powder coating for ultimate reliability. This new level of durability is matched by its pioneering adaptability. The Orbit truly raises the bar in rotating bed design – delivering levels of tailored independence never experienced before.