Our customer, Provita produces colourful infusion stands and equips them with our Smiles castors, which that really live up to their name.
THE STARTING POINT
Provita Medical Gmbh & Co. kg in Germany is one of the leading companies in its segment. The company produces innovative products and solutions for a wide range of applications and is regarded worldwide as a trusted original equipment manufacturer in the medical sector.
The company’s diverse product range includes infusion stands, examination and reading lights, as well as infusion, ceiling and wall rail systems. Provita employs over 100 people and has a long tradition going back more than 45 years.
SPECIAL DESIGN FOR CHILDREN
In recent years, hospitals in industrialised nations have done a great deal to make patents’ treatment time more pleasant. Bright and spacious entrances and waiting areas, larger rooms, sound insulation and, last but not least, the use of bright, radiant colours to create a pleasing ambiance.
This development is also shaping the construction of children’s hospitals. The architects of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona, USA, the Akerhus University Hospital in Oslo and the Children’s Hospital in Hamburg Eppendorf have designed their buildings to help promote healing. The interior design of children’s wards also needs to focus on the young patents and their parents in order to create a friendly atmosphere.
Provita meets these requirements with colourful products and relies on castors whose name says it all: Smiles. With their appealing design, the castors not only create a friendly atmosphere in hospitals, but also promote the mobility of young patents.
OUR SMART MOBILITY SOLUTION
One of the most important tasks of infusion stands is to promote patent mobility. The Smiles play a leading role here. They enable the children to move about freely during an infusion, which has a positive effect on their well-being. The sooner patents get back on their feet, the sooner they will recover.
The playful design of the castor is also a vital factor. With their lovable faces of a mouse, a cow, an aeroplane or a bear, they enchant young patents and encourage them to leave their hospital beds.
With the collaboration of a designer, we fashioned the castors especially to suit the colourful and lively world of children’s rooms.
However, the appeal of this child-friendly solution does not lie in the design alone. The castors also have the advantage of meeting the strict hygiene and safety requirements of hospitals, just like the infusion stands to which they are fixed, the Smiles are very easy to clean. They are available with treads for sofa or hard floors and with various mounting options. Furthermore, they guarantee stability on even surfaces and sloping floors and ensure that door and lift thresholds can be crossed effortlessly.
DESIGN THAT PROMOTES MOBILITY
We produce our Smiles castors in one colour or mult-coloured and supply them lacquered or printed, as required. It is the external appearance that makes children love to see the castors in action and motivates them to move around.
Even when the children leave the hospital, our Smiles are happy to put a smile on their faces at home too. Add our castors to desk chairs, toy containers, chests of drawers or even beds to keep their smile going.