Each year, EMS Magazine editorial advisory board member Mike Smith makes his way around the EMS EXPO exhibit hall, seeking out the most innovative products to be launched or redeveloped over the previous year. His picks were profiled in the January 2007 issue. What follows are submissions from the semi-finalists. For more information on the conference, visit www.emsexpo2007.com.
LSP AutoVent 4000 Series Transport Ventilator with Optional CPAP from Allied Healthcare Products
The Life Support Products AutoVent 4000 Series Transport Ventilator provides the capabilities of ventilation and CPAP in one system. Features include independent setting for the critical ventilation parameters of breaths per minute, inspiratory time, tidal volume and airway pressure relief. Manual breath button and anti-breath stacking are standard on all models. Optional air mixing provides 65% O2 concentration for extended cylinder life during lengthy transports. A large color-coded manometer gauge, along with a full set of alarms, ensure optimal performance and patient safety. Add any combination of air mix mode, electronic alarm package or CPAP to the basic model to customize the AutoVent 4000 for your specific needs. For more information, call 800/444-3954, or visit www.alliedhpi.com.
HeadHugger Disposable Head Immobilizer from Ferno
The Ferno HeadHugger Disposable Head Immobilizer provides a low-cost method for effective head immobilization. The HeadHugger is constructed of specially-treated, heavy-grade, water-resistant corrugated material and features independent support panels that fold around the patient's head and are held in place with hook-and-loop fasteners. The HeadHugger is radiolucent and provides minimal interference with CT scanners or MRIs. For more information, call 877/733-0911, or visit www.ferno.com.
onboard Mobile Gateway from In Motion Technology
In Motion Technology's onboard Mobile Gateway solves the problem of finding effective communications solutions for in-vehicle use by enabling secure Local Area Networking (LAN) for mission-critical applications. The onboard Mobile Gateway turns vehicles into local area networks, providing mobile workers with all the benefits of being connected to the corporate network. In Motion Technology serves many first responders including police officers, firefighters and paramedics. By providing customers with a choice of up to four networks, and the ability to seamlessly switch between networks, In Motion has addressed the issues of network reliability and availability. Customers need the best available wireless and now can deploy multiple applications though multiple networks in each vehicle securely, simply and cost-effectively. For more information, call 866/468-2968, or visit www.inmotiontechnology.com.
ETC Digital System from KbPort LLC
The ETC Digital System is capable of capturing audio, video, log file and patient monitor info with Laerdal and Gaumard manikins in real time. Playback is instantaneous. Its mobile, compact design allows for easy setup in a traditional lab or in "out of lab" environments. It offers integrated multifunctional interfaces for up to four cameras, with an integrated PTZ feature for controlling Sony network PTZ cameras. Recorder and client can communicate wirelessly or can be hard-wired. User can debrief previously recorded simulations via easy Web-based interface. You can also stream live simulations to any computer on the network via Internet Explorer. Export recorded simulations to Windows AVI for embedding in applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint. For more information, call 412/487-4663, or visit www.kbport.com.