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.
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. Patients have always to bee brought into the machines, and still do. Only Major-hospitals has the stationery machine, not the secondary hospitals.
However, the weight of Kjaergaards machine was too much and other objects was missing. The Rescue-team want to carry across towards the patient. Inside: was the wish a more handy mini-mobile heartlung machine,
Chiefphysician Benedict Kjaergaard was chief too of the Rescue-group at military helicopters, too. 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.
Further development was necessity. Ground-breaking development have taken place, the mini-mobile heartlung machine is now at only app. 4 kg, 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.
Finally it´s here, the hand-hold mini-mobile heartlung machine, soon ready for the different hospital.