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About the Move-in

inrijden_kleinThe primary guidelines for the development of the Move-in were the wishes and requirements of the ambulance staff. These are reflected in the main characteristics of the Move-in:

No more lifting when loading and unloading cots

Research shows that ambulance staff are regularly exposed to excessive physical strain (LOCOmotion Knibbe & Knibbe 2007 -publication in Dutch-). The Move-in removes the lifting strain when transferring cots to vehicles.

Ambulance personnel who have no back problems or other physical complaints may not immediately recognise the necessity of a lifting solution such as the Move-in. But prevention is better than cure. Excessive strain on ambulance staff will increase rather than decrease in the coming years: the patients being transported will get heavier on average and the retirement age will become higher (so ambulance staff will be working longer).

Minimum adjustment

When developing the Move-in, we allowed plenty of time for testing and adapting designs. The present definitive design has a negligible effect on the way ambulance staff currently work.

Suitable for general use

The Move-in can be combined with manually operated cots in which the front and rear legs can be released independently. For example: Stryker M1, Stollenwerk (3002, 3003, 3006), Kartsana, etc.

For both new vehicles and those already in use

The Move-in replaces part of the existing loading system. The ‘basis’ remains in the vehicle. For new vehicles still to be built, we can make agreements with the ambulance supplier/builder if necessary. Transferring the Move-in to a ‘replacement’ vehicle is also possible (after thorough inspection).

Quickly fitted

For vehicles that are already in use, the target time for fitting the Move-in is no more than half a day. It is preferable for the Move-in to be fitted in two vehicles simultaneously. For vehicles still to be built, we will contact the supplier/builder.

No-maintenance system

We have made use of high-quality materials and guarantee minimal maintenance costs. The Move-in is completely mechanical, so there is no risk of electrical breakdowns or dependence on battery power.

Long life of Move-in

The lifetime of the Move-in is the same as that of a cot and/ or ambulance. The completely mechanical design means that only preventative inspection of the moving components is necessary. A long life is therefore guaranteed.

Development by Reqcare

The Move-in has been developed by ReqCare. ReqCare designs innovative medical aids for healthcare professionals, which are perfectly geared to the working environment. ReqCare is located in Gelderland (Nijmegen) and works with regional businesses during the development of its products.

The Move-in was also developed with the support of:

  • Highway to Health
  • Bureau KERN (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
  • Nijmegen regional technology centre RNCT