Foto from the experimental-cellar at Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby.
Working with the prototype of Catoli One generation 2 in the basement of Skejby Sygehus, Aarhus.
Development of prototypes of Catoli One have been time- and cost-consuming.
Chief physicain Kjaergaard and his staff wanted to create a mini-mobile heartlung machine, which could´t be bought anywhere in the entire world. Kjaergaard was one of the first doctors worldwide, experimenting.
One of the first ones had a weight at roughly 50 kg. which was sensational at the time, the stationary machine had a weight for more than 325 kg.
Stationary machines have been used at Major-Hospitals for years, for more than 50 years. Patients have always to bee brought into the machines, and still do. Only Major-hospitals has the stationery machine, not at the secondary hospitals.
However, the weight of Kjaergaards machine was too much and other objects was missing. He, perfusionists and rescue-teams continued, want to carry across towards the patient, in-and outside hospitals. Inside, was the prevailing wish a more handy mini-mobile heartlung machine to save life.
At the time was Chief Physician Benedict Kjaergaard chief too of the Rescue-group at military helicopters. He often lacked a mini-mobile machine, himself.
The machine have to bee small enough to bring onboard, and to hang-up into walls of Recue-units. No minuts waisting when patients must be brought into hospital. “Hang-up” was one of the main objects for the inventor,
Further development was necessity. Ground-breaking development have taken place, the mini-mobile heartlung machine is now at only app. 5 kg, and portable by one hand, if necessary into rucksack, covering hospital and prehospital segments.
The team behind Catoli One have furthermore developed different machines and vehicles to health care-services. Among these: the first Doctor-Ambulance, together with Effects, the first Baby-Ambulance together with Effects, and the first Tranfer-vehicles in Denmark. All vehicles was given away to the hospital, Region of Northern Jutland in Denmark.
Rescue-Vicheles, helicopters, airplanes, patients, a lot of people and approximately 65 laboratory-swine have been involved in the development.
In the last end the different between the prototype of Catoli One and the nearest competitor is 100%, now with Catoli Two even more.
The hand-hold mini-mobile heartlung machine, soon ready for the different hospital.