Sidhil - profiling bed

Novel mechanical system design to improve user experience

Sidhil Ltd. manufactures high quality furniture for the healthcare sector and approached Design Futures to help overcome problems they were experiencing with their profiling beds.

Profiling beds allow bed sections to be independently controlled and adjusted to suit various leg, back and neck positions.

Problems associated with the existing profiling beds included spring failure and discomfort at the bending points of the mattress.

Our product development team worked with Sidhil to dramatically improve the design by creating a novel flexible spring system.

The new articulated design was based on primary ergonomic research that discovered the most appropriate dimensions to suit a range of target users.

The resulting system is more comfortable, has an increased range of movement and is more durable in service.