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The Rifton TRAM Named as Finalist in the 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards

April 09, 2013 by Elena Noble, MPT

The logo for the Medical Design Excellence Awards Finalist 2013We are thrilled to announce that the Rifton TRAM has been selected as a finalist in the 15th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. 

The Medical Design Excellence Awards are the industry’s premier design awards competition and is the only awards program exclusively recognizing contributions and advances in the design of medical products. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their design and engineering features, including innovative use of materials, user-related functions improving healthcare delivery and changing traditional medical attitudes or practices, features providing enhanced benefits to the patient, and the ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so the product meets its clinical objectives.

The Rifton TRAM medical device features award winning designAs a result of the rich feedback from therapists all over the world and two years of careful design and product trialing, Rifton’s design team created a truly unique product. Engineered to provide quick, safe, dignified transfer and mobility, the Rifton TRAM features three discrete functions combined in a single, ultra-light, compact device: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and supported ambulation. The TRAM’s innovative (and patent-pending) body support system has the versatility to accommodate patients with a wide range of body types and disabilities. No other device offers this range of capability and functionality in such a small, lightweight, maneuverable package. For this reason, we submitted the TRAM in the MDEA competition. It is an honor now to be recognized by the MDEA judges. 

The winners of this competition will be announced on June 19, 2013. MDEA-winning products will be honored with Bronze, Silver, or Gold-level awards in each category and one Gold-winning product will be awarded “Best-in-Show.” 

For more information on the Rifton TRAM, watch the Rifton TRAM introductory video or download the TRAM brochure.

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