Henri van de Velde Gold Award for Morphemat®

Coatex, part of the Sioen Group, is a proud partner of the Morphemat® project that has been awarded with the Henri van de Velde Business Innovation Gold Award.

An in depth collaboration between Ergotrics, Voxdale and Coatex resulted in an innovative solution for the healthcare industry, named Morphemat®. This ergonomic, inflatable mat enables caregivers in intensive care units (ICUs) to effortlessly tilt patients weighing up to 180 kg into alternating positions. The reusable Morphemat® reduces both the time and physical strain for caregivers and has many benefits for the patient.

This solution is now awarded with the Henri van de Velde Business Innovation Gold Award.

Chosen as Gold winner from more than 400 entries

The Henry van de Velde Awards are the most prestigious design awards in Belgium. They honour Flemish designers, companies, products and projects that have a positive impact on the economy and society, both nationally and internationally. For the 2022 edition, the jury selected 27 winners in 9 categories from more than 400 entries. The 'Business Innovation' category is a design award for the best innovations that improve working conditions and processes.

"This Henry van de Velde Award in the 'Business Innovation' category for Morphemat® is a recognition for the entire team and our long-standing partnership with Ergotrics," says Tim Dieryckx, CEO of Voxdale. "Together, we are improving working conditions in the ICU and at the same time the health of patients in critical condition. Everything revolves around the well-being of both the patient and the caregiver."

About Voxdale

Voxdale develops functional products faster, more durable and user-friendly together with start-ups, scale-ups and multinationals. The multidisciplinary team applies in-depth knowledge about product development, high-tech engineering and prototyping to various projects in the medical sector, renewable energy, mobility and consumer products. Voxdale has the experience and expertise to guide customers from the initial product idea to building prototypes and industrialised end products. Voxdale employs about thirty product developers and engineers in the various offices in Wijnegem, Antwerp, Ghent and Berlin.
Contact Stephanie Straatman
+32 479 777811

About Ergotrics

Ergotrics was founded in 2014 by Dr Paul Depauw, neurosurgeon. Ergotrics specialises in positioning and moving patients with compressed air. Ergotrics designs and manufactures inflatable positioning cushions that allow patients to be lifted and tilted quickly, easily, ergonomically, hygienically and safely. The first innovations are a breakthrough for prone and prone surgery in neurosurgery. Further R&D will lead to innovations for home care and other hospital applications.
Contact Inge Bruynooghe
+32 484 940037

About Sioen Coatex - Sioen:

Coatex is market leader in kaders, laser cutting, welding and complexing of technical textiles, films and foils. It's a subsidiary of world player Sioen Industries. Sioen is a producer of technical textiles and professional protective clothing.
Contact Dirk Scharpé
+32 470 242413