Van-Tech Custom: Helping young patients feel comfortable with fit, finish, and ease of use.
A Van-Tech client has been providing child-friendly healthcare environments since 1991, and they had a concept for a fun animal-shaped exam table with a tilting backrest segment. The mechanism needed enough force to support the table and the patient, without being difficult to operate. Also, because of the focus on reducing fear and anxiety for young patients, the operation had to be quiet, and the fit and finish was also critical.
Van-Tech was easily able to help by selecting the perfect Bloc-O-Lift gas spring to balance lift force and ease of use. To maintain the unique design aesthetic, the gas spring and cable control system is hidden inside the table, while the controls are flush-mounted on the surface.
To take usability to the next level, Van-Tech engineers designed a custom control system to allow the gas spring to be operated from either side of the table. This way, the medical professional can instinctively operate the table, and keep their focus on the patient. Also, even though the spring and controls are hidden, they are easily accessible for service and repair when necessary.
Van-Tech was able to achieve the perfect balance between power and usability, aesthetics and serviceability. These gas spring and control assemblies are installed in hundreds of exam tables each year, and continue to be in production after eight years.
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