Ably is revolutionizing the very core of patient recovery. In close cooperation with health professionals, we are redefining what a hospital bed can be, from the ground up.

The Bed

Inspired by the human spine, Ably proudly presents a bed that learns, knows, mobilizes and collaborates with you.

The Ably bed emerges from extensive research in cooperation with Norwegian hospitals and health institutions. We singled out the hospital bed as subject to most potential improvements. So we decided to design the next generation hospital bed, from ground up.

Our bed learns, knows, mobilizes and collaborates, inspired by the professional spirit found among the nursing and medical personnel themselves. The ability of the bed to assist patient movements is modelled from the human spine.

Machine Learning
Early Interventions
Safety and Empowerment
Insight

The global challenges of static hospital beds

1

Nurse Load

Today, nurses and medical care personnel report high levels of workload pressure, providing care to bedridden patients. Time pressure, need for constant patient monitoring, heavy manual labour, as well as cognitive strain in understanding and foreseeing patient health status, are common sources of unsustainable workloads. Observed adverse outcomes are prolonged patient recovery, increased turnover in medical personnel, increased frequency of injuries, and development of poor work environment.

2

Patient Falls

Faced with the risk associated with falls, the need for patients to be mobilised and to move as part of treatment is a main challenge. Non-fatal and fatal fall injuries occur as patients moves in bed, or while exiting and entering beds. These are high incidence events in health and welfare services, with long-term effects that demand extensive additional treatment and rehabilitation. Prevention of falls requires close monitoring by medical and welfare personnel. Fall accidents represent a substantial cost, both in terms of patient health and demand for additional medical attention.

3

Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers are considered a key indicator of quality of care and patient safety in hospital and care institutions. The main cause of pressure ulcers is the lack of mobility to reposition and distribute pressure on the skin. Limited movement decreases blood flow and increases muscle atrophy. Reduced appetite diminish the ability to maintain skin hydration and nutrition. Pressure ulcers develop quickly and represent a common problem among long-term patients laying in bed. The condition is associated with extended medical attention and risk of severe complications, during treatment or recovery.
Key Benefits

Designed for movement, prevention and predictive health treatment

Patient Mobility

Introducing ‘augmented mobility’, the Ably bed facilitates the imperative need for movement required by the human body. Our bed compensates for the reduced capacity of the patient to move. Significantly easing manual lifting and handling of patients, the bed efficiently prevents pressure ulcers and fall injuries.

Safety and Empowerment

We apply technology to decrease time consuming and harmful tasks. Providing a lean, active and intelligently designed hospital bed, we enable less complications during treatment, faster recovery and decreased number of musculoskeletal disorders among health workers.

Early Intervention

As the bed itself collects data continuously, it learns to know the patient through predictive analytics. Monitoring is automatic, consistent and coherent. Recognising patterns in pulse, movements, respiration, sounds and more, medical care personnel receive notifications in case of deviations or defined events.

Project Timeline

Steps closer to improved patient care

Stories

Highlights from our day-to-day activities

Team

We simplify healthcare by research and development

Meet our Team
Contact
Kjell Are Furnes
CEO/ M.Ph in Business Psychology

+47 404 55 150
ka@ablymed.com
Ane Solesvik Oppedal
CEO Ably Medical Inc

+47 920 59 275
aso@ablymed.com
Cato Alexander Bjørkli
CSO/Ph.D in Psychology

+47 916 09 044
cab@ablymed.com
Arve Voldsund
CTO/ M.Ph in Musicology

+47 909 60 758
av@ablymed.com
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