Featuring in highly attended on-stand educational sessions, Theraposture has successfully launched its revolutionary new Orbit 235 rotating bed at the Occupational Therapy Show 2023.
The Theraposture stand proved to be once again a popular destination for healthcare professionals attending the OT Show. Throughout the two days, Shaun Masters, OT, delivered a series of CPD presentations entitled ‘Getting legs into bed – redefined.’ These educational talks aimed to help OTs solve a huge issue in the community so that clients can live independently and without the need for expensive care packages. Pivotal to Shaun’s ‘express’ CPD sessions was the new rotating bed from Theraposture – the Orbit 235.
The Orbit 235 Rotating Bed
The Orbit 235 (Occupational Rotational Bed for Independent Transfers) is a revolution and huge step forward in rotating beds. The Orbit 235 is a rotating bed that can be prescribed and configured accordingly to a wide range of users, making it exceptional value because it is easy to reissue and easy to accommodate all shapes and sizes of user.
Theraposture has added the Orbit 235 to its current market-leading and proven range of rotating beds which includes the OT Show award-winning Rotoflex. Each electrically operated bed offers powered profiling, rotation into a chair position and variable height so users with restricted mobility can get in and out of bed safely, and on their own terms. Designed to assist bed transfers for many conditions including Parkinson’s, MS and Stroke, these beds offer an alternative to expensive carer assistance, hoisting, or the need for relocation into residential care.
In many scenarios these beds ‘pay for themselves’ in a short period of time as typical care costs can range from £27,000 to £50,000+ per annum. After that short time there is no cost, yet the cost of care would otherwise be ongoing. The Orbit 235 now extends this offering with a solution that is totally prescriptive for everyone. This is achieved by assessing each user, using the Orbit 235, and configuring the settings which are then recorded as a prescription.
The scope of adjustment through the modular design and electronic programming, includes:
- Length between 200cm and 220cm
- Seat height between 40cm to 48cm
- Seat depth between 46cm and 51cm
- Back angle during rotation 0 degrees to 90 degrees
- Speed of rotation 50%, 75% and 100%
- Finished seating position at 60 degree or 90 degrees.
No other rotating bed in the world can offer this scope of prescriptive settings, thus making the Orbit 235 a ‘game changing’ next level development in rotating beds.
Liam Braddell, Managing Director of Theraposture said:
“Everything that we have learnt and everything that we have been asked for has resulted in the Orbit 235. The manufacturing process includes robotic welding and laser cutting technology, creating a level of quality that is unrivalled.”
Shaun Masters demonstrated to large numbers of delegates how the Orbit 235 is the most advanced solution for independent bed transfers available. He said:
“In my experience as an OT, the Orbit 235 is the most accomplished, capable, and well-designed rotating bed available. It is suitable for a wide range of users, making it versatile and recyclable, and great value for equipment services.”
The Orbit 235 is now available for client suitability assessments in their homes supported by Theraposture Trusted Assessors. The bed will feature in Shaun’s new CPD webinars for 2024 which all Occupational Therapists are encouraged to sign up for when they become available.