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Versatile chair for X-ray examinations


The Radiology department is a highly specialised department conducting 220,000 examinations and treatments annually. This department receives patients from the emergency reception and various wards. Patients are referred here for examinations of all parts of
the musculoskeletal system, severe scoliosis and lung examinations.

Most patients can walk and are self-reliant, but because several patients have mobility problems or have difficulties walking they need to be seated and supported for examination.


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Surgeon's Chair

Jive Island hospitalDepartment of surgery comprise sections for neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, ear nose and throat surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. 

Operations in these fields are characterized by long durations, up to 6 hours,  static and forward leaned working postures, and the need for changing between sedentary and standing position. Furthermore neurosurgery, ear nose and throat surgery and vascular surgery demand a high degree of precision and accuracy. The working area often must be kept sterile.

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Patient's Chair - Radiology

X -rayThe Department of Radiology is a modern, fully digitized radiology unit performing 140,000 examinations and treatments a year, including MR and CT scans as well as ultrasounds and X-rays.The Department's X-ray patients suffer mainly from musculoskeletal conditions.

Work routine at the radiology room
The patient's chair and X-ray apparatus is prepared based on information about the examination and the mobility of the patient. It is important that the chair is secure and stable as well as mobile and adjustable, so the patient can be positioned correctly in relation to the apparatus. 

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Patient's Chair - Mammography

Tango 200EF MammographyThe Mammography Department is part of The Department of Radiology at the Sydvestjysk Hospital. The patients have been referred by their GP for mammography or biopsy. These patients all have mobility problems or use wheelchairs necessitating sitting during examinations.

Work routines at the mammography department
The patient's chair is locked, and the apparatus is prepared for the individual patient. Then the position of the patient is adjusted relative to the apparatus. It is crucial to the success of the examination that the patient's breast is positioned correctly so that the films show the desired tissue. During the examination, the patient needs to sit perfectly still.

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Optimum Lumbar Support during Examinations

Latin -abu -dhabiWorking in the intensive care unit includes a number of procedures with the patients, where the physician works sitting or standing, and leaning forward over the patient.

Central lines, chest drainage or intubation are examples of challenging procedures. The physicians work requires precision, his working posture is static, his spine is bended, his neck is twisted, and the reach of the arms are long. The working area is often sterile.

Besides a certain amount of administrative office work is done in a sedentary position, resembling ordinary clerical work at PC.

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Ergonomics in Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid SurgeryClinic for eyelid surgery in Vejle, Denmark, is a private
clinic run by ophthalmologist Kirsten Bjerre, who
specialises in eyelid surgery. The clinic offers a variety
of operations on the eyelids and around the eyes, e.g. operations of cosmetic nature and correction of eyelid disorders.

"The chairs are easy to move, very mobile, easy to work
with and they support an ergonomic work posture and a more effective work day, without pain and discomfort."


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Ergonomic Work in Dental Clinics


Apart from working in his clinic and developing equipment and work stations, Herluf Skovsgaard teaches dentists and assistants about work methods and layout of clinics.

In 2013 Herluf Skovsgaard's book, 'Dancing Hands,' was published - a textbook for dentists and clinic assistants on organisation, work place design, work methods, precision work and teamwork.

In 2007 the chair VELA Samba 150 was developed in collaboration with Herluf Skovsgaard. The chair is extremely well suited for the work tasks in the dental clinic.

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High-end hospital chairs

High-end hospital chairs

VELA Jive is designed for e.g. surgeons. The foot-operated electric height adjustment feature enables uninterrupted sterile procedures and therefore reduces treatment time.

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