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1. (WO2017032783) IMPROVED CLAMP AND PATIENT LIFTING AIDS USING THE CLAMP

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032783    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/069941
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61G 7/10
A61G 7/053
Applicants: HANDI-MOVE
Inventors: VAN RAEMDONCK, Stefan
VAN RAEMDONCK, Paul
Title: IMPROVED CLAMP AND PATIENT LIFTING AIDS USING THE CLAMP
Abstract:
Disclosed is an assembly comprising a clamp, strap and rod. The strap is provided for suspending a load from the rod and/or clamp. The clamp comprises a gripping part for gripping around the rod, enabling a clamping of the clamp on the rod. The strap engages with the clamp along a first and second contact line. Two adjacent strap parts form an angle around the first contact line. When a load is suspended from the strap, the strap exerts a force on the clamp at the first contact line, pushing the clamp at the first contact line in a closing direction, pressing the gripping part against the rod. The gripping part is resilient and provided with a pretension for pressing against the rod when no load is suspended from the strap. Further disclosed are lifting aids using the clamp for lifting/repositioning patients with physical limitation.