Able Innovations is pleased to announce that Dr. Guy Fragala, a champion in the field of Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM), has joined our advisory board! As one of the founders of the SPHM Movement in North America, Guy brings decades of experience and expertise that will be invaluable as we continue to innovate, and advance safe patient transfer practices within the healthcare sector.
"As one of the founders of the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Movement in North America, I continue to work with bright young innovators seeking better solutions to reduce occupational risk to caregivers and improve outcomes for patients. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the excellent team at Able Innovations to evolve safe patient handling technology to the next level” said Fragala.
Throughout his illustrious career, Guy has worked tirelessly to integrate patient and caregiver safety technologies into healthcare delivery. He spent the majority of his professional career at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where he served in various capacities including Professor and Director of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
Guy is a well-respected voice in the healthcare industry. He has assisted leading medical equipment companies like Stryker, Hill Rom, Arjo, Joerns and Midmark in bringing their innovative solutions to market.
An international expert in applying ergonomics principles to the healthcare setting, Guy has lectured around the world. He has authored over 100 publications, including the influential book "Ergonomics: How to Contain On-the-Job Injuries in Healthcare." His contributions to the field of safe patient handling have been recognized with numerous honors and awards. He received the National Advocacy Award for Improved Caregiver Safety and the Bernice Owen Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Research Award.
At Able Innovations, we are committed to continuous improvement and growth with regards to robotics for safe patient handling, to reduce injuries for both patients and caregivers. Guy's deep expertise in this area will be invaluable as we work to take safe transfer solutions to the next level. We are thrilled to have him on our advisory board!