“Within 2 days of being admitted to hospital 65% of people (especially the elderly) will start to lose muscle strength. It is a major factor in patients not regaining their pre-admission level of independence and causing costly delays in people being discharged back home. Turner wanted to work harder to prevent this de-conditioning process from happening, so she invented the Strength Press (S-Press), a portable leg strengthening device. It was developed to enable patients to have a much better chance of maintaining their strength and functional abilities.”
Having had positive feedback from the initial prototype device, produced by working with the Design Council and with the Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre in Sheffield, Jen approached RGi to further develop the product to include push resistance on the fly and to provide a robust product design that was easy to operate and which could be made in medium volumes.