With inventions like The Rascal and the HarmonySystem, we suppose it was inevitable that an inventor would tackle the problem of pressure sores in the elderly and infirm.
And so, we commend the Turnamatic for its brilliance, while at the same time lamenting the dignity of the patients, who will be treated like rotisserie-style chickens as they sleep:
Six strategically placed inflatables on an alternating pressure, low air loss mattress will not merely tilt, but it will laterally turn an immobile, bedridden patient from one complete side to the other!
The concept is so easy to understand, and the potential for mockery is so great, they pretty much had to include a video.
This device could soon find its place in nursing homes and hospitals across the country (the Turnamatic Foundation is looking for investors). But we anticipate we’ll see this on late-night TV, with a 1-800 number and perhaps this Bonnie Tyler song playing in the background (on second thought, this tune may be a better fit).
The Turnamatic inventor goes on to claim, “An automatic turn is gentler, less intrusive, as well as less abrasive than a manual turn.”
Are we talking about turns or something else?