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Pressalit Care’s hinged arm support wins European design award

Pressalit Care’s popular Hinged Arm Support has received a leading European design award, a Red Dot Award 2018, for its product design.

Part of the acclaimed Pressalit Care Plus range, the Hinged Arm Support offers a number of practical benefits for users, including being ergonomically designed to aid performance; robust for a sense of security; and flexible for manoeuvrability in the bathroom.

Its range of colours caught the eye of the judges as well as its sleek, attractive – and relevant – design. Available in bright, contemporary colours to coordinate with other elements in the bathroom – white, anthracite, orange, red, dark blue and lime green – these not only enhance bathroom décor, but importantly aid recognition for those users with poor eyesight.

The Arm Support’s design sets it apart from other products in the market. Designed with an upturn at the end, this not only aids support and grip, but allows the user to recognise where the end of the arm is, by touch.

As with all Pressalit Care’s products, flexibility and adaptability is a key part of its design. Fitted with a barrel hinge, the Hinged Support Arm can be folded up against the wall when not in use, creating more space in the bathroom. It can be secured in one position, or additionally, when fitted with the Pressalit Care Plus track system, can be moved and adjusted both vertically or horizontally.

Positioned alongside a WC or washbasin for additional support in the bathroom, it can withstand weight of 150kg, providing a sense of security and aiding confidence when transferring into or out of a wheelchair.

For situations when the arm is needed only periodically, it can also be removed from the track and stored separately, and simply re-attached when required.

Andrew Lowndes, UK sales manager for Pressalit Care says, “It’s great news that Red Dot has recognised the features of our Hinged Arm Support that make it such an excellent product for an accessible bathroom, whether in a Changes Places installation, in a private home, or in a care home or school. Built and designed to an exceptionally high standard, and incorporating benefits from colour through to shape, the arm lends support to the user when they need it most in the bathroom. It’s hard to underestimate how important a sense of security is for those with limited mobility – the Hinged Arm Support can provide that security.”

For more information visit www.pressalit.com, email uk@pressalit.com or call 0844 8806950.


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