Njord Medtech will develop a motorized transfer device for Covid-19 patients

July 20, 2020

Njord Medtech® has received a grant of approximately 800,000 SEK to develop a motorized transfer device supporting efficient supine to prone position transfer, improving patient oxygenation.

To increase patient oxygenation and thereby the likelihood of survival, covid-19 patients at Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are subject to daily transfers from supine to prone position. The transfers are fairly complex and time consuming, requiring up to twelve nurses to support the transfer and can take up to 45 minutes.

Njord Medtech will work together with the ICU departments at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Kungälv Hospital to prototype and develop the foundation of a new motorized device that could heavily facilitate the crucial movement of the patient.

In addition to the above-mentioned healthcare institutions, Njord Medtech’s product development and manufacturing partner Scanfil Oy will partake in the project securing a possibility to quickly scale the project from prototyping to manufacturing.

Njord Medtech® is set on a mission to bring forward new solutions for a value- and a patient-centric healthcare system. The company has been incubated within the Sahlgrenska University Hospital since 2017 and incorporated in 2019. Founded by Barbro Cagner - former nurse, union representative, and deputy head at Sahlgrenska Radiology. Njord Medtech continuously strives to solve the unmet needs of patients, caregivers, and doctors to improve the quality of care.