The SafetySit is an assistive therapeutic medical device designed to support disabled or recovering patients who lack the core muscle strength required to support themselves in a sitting position.
Hear from some of our interviews...
Both the Innovations team and our clinical leadership and staff members are excited to support SafetySit's continued growth so that their product can help improve the quality of care for patients
Scott Daigger, Manager of Innovation, Spectrum Health Innovations, LLC
U of M Hospital
Finding people [to assist] was very difficult at University of Michigan. I had to go out of my way to ask someone to help. Staff had other things to do, including techs. It was impractical, had to wait most occasions, it was a first come first serve basis Dr. Aldernick, Ph.D. Engineering, M.S. Kinesiology
...with over ten years’ experience working in the hospital setting, I wish I had been able to use a product such as the Safety Sit with patients. Now that I’m in a position to help support my colleagues, there is no question that I would purchase the Safety Sit Don Packard, PT, MSPT
Our design process involved extensive interviewing and shadowing 230 physical and occupational therapists to create a design that provides the most value possible.
Through this collaboration, we created a product that eliminates the need for staff to be manually hold patients or to resort to sub-par or make-shift solutions.