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Baby Pod 20 Infant Transport Device
The Baby Pod 20 is the culmination of two years of development between Advanced Healthcare Technology Ltd. and Williams Advanced Engineering, with the aim of incorporating new technological developments and user requested features from the past 15 years of experience with the original Baby Pod II, and to bring to market a Baby Pod Infant Transport Device to meet the challenges of transporting infant patients in 2017, and into the future.
The new Baby Pod 20 features many of the same qualities and features of it’s predecessor, but improves upon them in key ways. The most striking difference being the completely reengineered viewing lid.
The viewing area in the Baby Pod 20 is larger and clearer than ever before, giving better visibility of the patient, particularly in restricted environments such as the interior of rotary or fixed wing aircraft where space is at a premium.
Due to the nature of the Baby Pod being used increasingly for air transport, the limitations of the original Baby Pod II lid opening mechanism became increasingly apparent. It’s outwardly opening lid sections not being convenient when operating in a tight space being a key challenge to overcome when designing a new evolution of the product.
To meet this challenge, the entire front section of the Baby Pod 20 viewing lid now slides backwards over the rear section, giving unhindered access to the upper torso and head of the infant patient without increasing the height or width of the Baby Pod 20 whatsoever. A natural evolution to this concept sees the entire viewing lid then fold backwards over the rear of the Pod, allowing access to the entire patient compartment, with no obstructions from either side of the unit. A feature critical where monitoring or ventilation equipment is placed necessarily by the side of the unit.
The Baby Pod 20 features as standard our new 9kN strapping system, specially manufactured for AHT by PONSA.
Continuing the AHT tradition of taking technology from outside medicine and finding applications within it, this new strapping system features high-tensile webbing typically found in motorsport and a metal quick connect buckle used in aviation, making it the most secure strapping system ever featured on a Baby Pod model. The new strapping system will now withstand up to 9kN of force, exceeding the current European ambulance specifications to which the Baby Pod II already met.