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Wireless platform from LINAK improves safety and working environment

LINAK wireless solution improves both patient and caregiver experiences.

Have you ever wondered where the term ‘Bluetooth’ originated? Turns out, the technology’s name is rooted in our very own Danish history. From 958 to 985 AD, Harald Blåtand “Bluetooth” Gormsen was the king of Denmark and Norway and was well known for uniting the two countries.


Fast forward a thousand years, in 1996 an engineer working in wireless technologies at Intel, Jim Kardash, came up with the name as he thought of how the ground-breaking technology would unite PC’s and mobile devices just as Harald had united Scandinavia. The new wireless solution from LINAK uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to connect products wirelessly while improving both patient and caregiver experiences.

Improve environments for care staff and patients
The implementation of the LINAK wireless solution vastly improves working environments for caregivers by reducing trip hazards by eliminating cabled handsets. Caregivers can move freely around applications, like hospital beds or patient lifts, without worrying about being tangled in handset cables and thus provide a better care experience for their patients. Additionally, reduced workplace incidents results in less time off work for care staff as well as lower workers’ compensation costs for employers.


Patients can be overwhelmed with multiple monitor leads and IV’s but can rest a bit easier with one less cable to work around when moving or getting up from their hospital bed. A wireless handset, like the HB200, can be placed wherever is most convenient and ergonomic for both patient and caregiver.

Reduce bacterial spread and time spent sanitizing
The use of a LINAK wireless handset reduces the amount of time needed to properly sanitize applications and the potential spread of bacteria. Cables require extra attention when being sanitized as bacteria can hide within the coils. Eliminating the cable and introducing a wireless handset to your electric linear actuator system minimizes the chance of hidden bacteria being spread between caregivers and patients as well as cross contamination on mobile applications such as patient lifts. The LINAK FS3 wireless footswitch further reduces the potential spread of bacteria by eliminating the need to use one’s hands to control the application.

More flexibility for all
In addition to patients and caregivers, a wireless handset also creates flexibility for designers in the development of applications. The LINAK wireless solution frees designers of having to incorporate cable mounting into their design as well as widens the possibilities for the location of the control box. Maintenance staff can easily replace a handset by pairing a new one to the control box right in a patient’s room without having to take the application out of service. The LINAK CO71 and CA63 control boxes are easily paired with any LINAK wireless control with just the touch of a few buttons.

Cable free, worry free
The use of the LINAK wireless solution reduces costs related to service visits or application downtime due to damaged cables. Pinched or sheared cables can be dangerous for both caregivers and patients. Incorporating a LINAK wireless control into your electric linear actuator system reduces the possibility of cable damage that may cause the application to stop working or perform an undesired action. The LINAK wireless solution means: Cable free and worry free.

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