Hospital furniture, also known as medical furniture, is a new concept in recent years. Until the 1980s, the furniture of the medical system was not much different from that of ordinary furniture. With the development of medical technology in the 20th century, people began to pay attention to the function of hospital furniture and the design of indoor and outdoor space environment construction. At that time, European and American countries first paid attention to the functional development of hospital furniture, and then from the 1990s, the industry related to hospital furniture in China also began to emerge.
Compared with other civil furniture, the design of medical furniture has higher requirements in safety, humanization, corrosion resistance, wear resistance and durability. So, how to design medical furniture in line with market demand? Combining the development trend of medical furniture design at home and abroad, we can summarize the following six design principles.
Compared with healthy people and other environments, hospitals should pay more attention to the stable structure, strong structure and no acute Angle risk factors of medical furniture. At the same time, the design of medical furniture products must be easy to clean, so as to effectively prevent and control nosocomial infection.
The functional design of medical furniture includes material function design and spiritual function design.
Material function design: refers to the product itself needs to meet the use of function design, such as sitting, lying, rely on, storage and other functions, should also consider processing technology, industrial production and facilitate handling, stacking, folding, disassembly and other design.
Spiritual function design: it is to meet people’s psychological needs, so that people feel happy when using, so that patients from the psychological and spiritual level to relieve the tension.
Principle of environmental protection
Medical furniture is closely related to people’s health, and green environmental protection is the primary criterion for evaluating qualified medical furniture. Therefore, the environmental protection of medical furniture should be considered from the life cycle of product design, material selection, production, transportation, installation, use and scrapping.