UKDI director Nick Gray, says “The stretcher is a multi-positional flexible stretcher which folds into 3 parts – a treatment platform that can be used for transport, evacuation, and rescue. It can be used in a seated position, or a supine position”.
Recovery + is designed for front line responders and carers be they nursing staff, police, fire and rescue or prison service officers, in fact anybody who has to deal with an individual in a dignified manner. Use of the equipment helps to de-escalate situations where the responder may be dealing with violent or disruptive people.
Nick Gray “The stretcher is produced with simple principles, in particular the way a person would like to be treated, with a specific focus on compassion, dignity and safety for carers and patients alike.”
The design concept, incorporates a jointing/hinging detail to allow the 3 sections of the device to be arranged as a supported seat, a self-supporting seat and a stretcher. In the seat mode the elements supporting the thighs and lower legs are able to be fixed in a roughly 90degree and 180degree relationship one to another, and the back element can be fixed in a 0degree (folded) to roughly 100degree and 180degree relationship to provide support in a sitting and prone attitude. Features on the main sections allow for the attachment of bespoke carrying handles and secure restraint straps in any position along the edges. A prop can be hinged out to support the backrest in the seated position and the whole stretcher, with occupant, can be placed on a typical commercial aircraft seat.