The intensive bed eleganza 5 from wissner-bosserhoff, which is optimally equipped especially for intermediate care units, stroke units and inpatient rehabilitation medicine, was recently awarded the German Innovation Award 2018 in the Medical Technologies category.

The eleganza 5 offers optimized product features, which focus on preserving the independence of the patient. The integrated multi-zone bed-exit alarm, which detects the presence of the patient and informs the nursing staff in case of danger, is used for fall prevention. Patients receive optimum support for needs-based early mobilization through the patented, two-sided MobiLift®. Varied positioning options and lateral pivoting also facilitate care and therapy.

The price that makes innovation visible

The German Innovation Award honors products and solutions across all sectors, which differ mainly in terms of user focus and added value compared to previous solutions. The procedure for the German Innovation Award is unique: only companies that have been nominated by the Expert Committees and Scouts of the German Design Council can take part. This process ensures the independence and excellence of the award.


The submissions are evaluated according to the criteria of innovation, user benefit and cost-effectiveness. The innovation strategy should consider aspects such as social, environmental, economic sustainability and the use of energy and resources. Factors such as location and employment potential, longevity, market readiness, technical quality and function, materiality and synergy effects also play a decisive role in the jury process.

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