Intelligent nursing care bed / smart bed
Nursing care beds with technical equipment including sensors and notification functions are known as “intelligent” or “smart” beds.
Such sensors in intelligent nursing care beds can, for example, determine whether the user is in the bed, record the resident’s movement profile or register damp in the bed. Those measurements are transmitted to the care givers via cables or wirelessly. The beds are connected to alarm functions and help care givers to assess the need for action.
Intelligent beds should contribute to improved care quality. For example, the documented sensor data regarding the intensity of movement in bed can help care givers recognise and make decisions about whether a resident should be moved to prevent bedsores.