The Composites Group in collaboration with Ferno EMS have created the new iN∫X (pronounced “in-ex”) Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System—the next generation power cot for the emergency medical services industry, and a new application for thermoset composites.
The iN∫X is designed to help EMS personnel stop lifting and reduce the risk of injuries while enhancing performance and delivery of care. The Composites Group manufactured a total of 16 parts for each iN∫X system. Eight parts comprise the four tri-colored, independently adjusting legs while another eight parts form four black arms that secure the legs to the cot.
The companies thermoset composite materials reduce the overall product to the desired weight without sacrificing strength, In addition, due to the strength and durability of thermoset composites, the iN∫X legs and arms will create a longer life for the product. Ferno’s iN∫X system is expected to revolutionise the daily professional lives of EMS workers, including emergency medical technicians and paramedics, who often suffer from work-related injuries that result in lost time and significant worker’s compensation and medical costs.