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Neuronal network

This is an intelligent hospital bed (on sale now), which thanks to a ‘neuronal network’ contains a device to read the movements of the patient through changes in mattress pressure. The bed learns and anticipates the intentions of the user with an immediate and automatic response. Although the bed is also equipped with a remote control for use by nursing staff, the bed simply moves by interpreting the intentions of the patient. As the patient tries to sit up, the device will elevate the head area.

The bed, developed after two years of intense work and a Euros 1.3 million investment, is capable of carrying out up to ten different movements.

However, innovation is also one of the key factors in the race for the homeware market, with new materials used in manufacturing. ‘The line which we established for ourselves in the United States three years ago is based around plant-based foams whereby polyols are substituted for plant oils such as soy, sunflower and others, which generate more sustainable foams and reduce CO2 during production; they are much cleaner foams which do not emit harmful substances for health’ says Oscar Valdemoros.

With hundreds of different products on offer, Spaldin’s flagship patented product is the STubes line which consists of plant-based foam coils forming a mattress that regulates body temperature and also stops the accumulation of mites. ‘Rumour has it that a traditional mattress, after ten years of use, can double its weight due to mites and perspiration’ explains the managing director of Spaldin, who aside from other immediate challenges wants to focus on ‘consolidating foreign markets, especially in Brazil, and continue to support R&D’.