BALTIMORE, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Hopkins Medical Products a patent [8,151,478] on its portable infantometer. The Hopkins Measure Mat II® infant measuring device has an infant measuring system that incorporates both color coded and symbol references to promote accuracy and reduce user interpretation error. The patented "general measuring system" was designed to aid caregivers who may have colorblindness, dyslexia or dyscalculia. The color and symbol based measuring system is simple and minimizes confusion ensuring a quick and accurate measurement of supine length.
According to recent studies, up to 8% of the male population in the United States suffers from a form of color vision confusion or 'colorblindness', while up to 2% of females in the US also have the same condition. Studies on dyslexia also indicate that 10-15% of the world population have some form of dyslexia.
"I've had close experience with both conditions," said Philip M. Kenney, President and CEO of Hopkins Medical Products. "A caregiver with one or both of these conditions could have difficulty using the products available to them. We wanted to design a better product that was more accurate, and provided a quick and easy measurement. We believe the Hopkins Measure Mat II® will help them perform better and in turn provide better care in the field. No other product on the market has combined level of accuracy, mobility and ease of use than the Hopkins Measure Mat II ®. Our measuring system is accurate to the 1/8th of an inch. The color and symbol based measuring system provides added clarity for the user."
The Hopkins Measure Mat II® also has a user guide in English, Spanish and French printed on each device. For over 67 years, Hopkins Medical Products has taken pride in its tradition of providing quality products for quality care.
About Hopkins Medical Products
Established in 1945, Hopkins Medical Products specializes in designing and providing unique and hard to find healthcare products for nurses, physical therapists and healthcare aids for home healthcare, hospice, assisted living and hospital setting. The company produces the largest selection of professional home healthcare nurse bags and doctor bags in the world. Most nurse bags meet OSHA, Joint Commission and HIPAA guidelines. In addition, Hopkins Medical is involved in the manufacture and distribution of medical supplies including but not limited to sphygmomanometers, stethoscopes, single patient MRSA kits, spill kits, thermometers, medical scales, pulse oximeters and diagnostic supplies.
SOURCE Hopkins Medical Products