Lightweighted patient transport system gives emergency personnel a lift


Thermoset composites are making the lives of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel a little less strainful. The new iN∫X (pronounced "in-ex") Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System from Ferno EMS integrates 16 parts supplied by The Composites Group (TCG; Highland Heights, OH) that achieved weight reductions compared with conventional components without adversely affecting strength. EMS workers routinely sustain sprains and strains, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

TCG and its three business units, Quantum Composites, Premix, and Hadlock Plastics, collaborated with Ferno in creating the motorized patient handling system, which was introduced at the 2014 Fire Department Instructors Conference this month in Indianapolis.
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