Introducing the Arene Mk II: a patient-centred chair

Innova Care Concepts are excited to unveil our latest masterpiece; the Arene Mk II. We’ve made our popular rise and recline more supportive, with a range of patient-centred features to take comfort to a new level.

With our original Arene chair now found in hospices all over the UK, we wanted to take a look at how we could improve the design to allow for better care and comfort for those in end of life care. The Arene needed to evolve to offer a wider range of features that could make caring for patients easier than ever before.

Our healthcare consultant, Joe Hulbert, said:

“Nurses have always loved the Arene because of how easy it is to use, and we wanted to take it one step further this time with the Arene Mk II. Rather than just focussing on the patient’s clinical needs, we’ve looked at ways to improve their quality of life in terms of recreationally. With optional reading lights, tablet holders, and USB charging ports, the new model really does enhance the patient’s experience, even if it is in end of life care.”

The Innova design team have taken steps to improve the Arene for caregivers as well. From improved handbrakes on the back of the chair, through to streamlined armrests and wings to fit perfectly through narrow doorways, we’ve made the Mk II easier on nurses so that they can focus on delivering outstanding care. The Mk II is remarkably sleeker and smarter, for a more modern appearance. We’ve also fitted a sensor mat in the seat, which will let staff know when the person has stood up from. This could help prevent falls and other injuries that are costly to care environments.

Innova’s CEO, Tom Hulbert, said:

“We revisited the design of the Arene because it’s one of our most popular products, and we wanted to make sure that it was offering just as much to patients as it was to caregivers. All of these new features and fixings are great additions, not just because they make the Arene Mk II state-of-the-art, but because they’re little, innovative steps that will enhance quality of life.

“At Innova, we’re constantly looking at ways to push boundaries and make caring for people easier. This new development marks a new chapter for us, where we really dive into all the different ways that we can ensure comfort and convenience for patients as well. Whether it’s for end of life care or rehabilitation, I’m confident that the Arene Mk II will become the new standard of rise and recline chair in care environments.”

With the mission ‘to enhance quality of life through innovation’, Innova Care Concepts are dedicated to creating and supplying the best healthcare equipment in the world. The Arene Mk II is available for trial periods, so give it a try and see for yourself just how incredible this chair is.

For more information on the Arene range, click here.