Medtrade Spring aims to payoff BIG

Thursday, February 28, 2002

For the gamblers out there, the odds look good that Medtrade Spring will produce a full house of exhibitors and attendees. Last year's show tallied a 17% increase in attendance, and VNU Expositions expects an even bigger turnout - 5,000-plus - this year.

It's also a sure bet that when it comes to new products, while not as robust as Medtrade, the spring event promises to pay off handsomely.VNU expect roughly 325 exhibitors, with many debuting products new since Medtrade in October. You'll find about 40 of them in HME News' special Medtrade Spring product roundup. HME


Casting system
Amfit's FootPrinter Plus uses Amfit's patented Footprinter disposable casting system to capture the plantar surface of the patient's foot. This contour is computer scanned at Amfit. Using the latest Internet technology, the practitioner can edit the resulting contours online and order the edited orthotics for immediate fabrication. All foot data records are stored on the doctor's office computer for archive. At any time, the end user can upgrade to Amfit's Footfax digitizer.
Booth no. 114

HME/IV consulting
AnCor Healthcare Consulting provides accounts receivable and operational consulting assistance to HME and IV companies. AnCor's services include operational and A/R audits designed to improve cash flow and lower bad debt and operating costs. Its services also include interim management, employee training and services for maximizing business software efficiency. AnCor also provides recommendations to improve processing procedures and workflow to insure maximum reimbursement.
AnCor Healthcare
Booth no. 1320

Aspirant Education's Web site,, has automated the process of employee training. The Web site provides automated training courses, testing, certificates of completion, and automated accountability from managers and administrators.
Booth no. 1438

Business Management

Fidelis Software's browser-based application manages inventory, produces timely invoices, bills electronically, and manages the CMN process, as well as privacy and security issues.
Fidelis Software
Booth no. 1734

Billing software

EZClaim HCFA-Helper is a user-friendly, time-saving medical billing software. EZClaim will print claims, submit data electronically, integrate data with QuickBooks and generate reports.
Booth no. 221

Online learning

The MED Group's MED University offers the flexibility of both online and CD-ROM courses that are written specifically for those in the HME/re/hab/respiratory industry. Every course is accompanied by an online test, allowing tracking of progress and success. CEUs (continuing education units) are available, fulfilling accreditation and continuing education requirements.
Med Group
Booth no. 1145

Internet access

Fastrack HME , infusion & homecare clients can now access the Fastrack Help Desk software by logging on via the Internet 24/7. Clients can enter their own "tickets" for help with an issue and to suggest new product features, as well as access the company's Knowledge Base.
Booth no. 1245

Internet tools

Sunrise Medical's global Web site offers users 24-hour account management, access to marketing materials including an online image library, troubleshooting/repair tips and product order forms. In addition to a complete product catalog, other available tools include order entry/tracking and online RMA (returns).
Sunrise Medical
Booth no. 921

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Hair washing tray

The EZ-Shampoo Hair Washing Tray is contoured to fit the neck comfortably and rest on client's shoulders for easy shampooing in seated position. It features a unique, flexible rubber facing that surrounds tray and neck opening to provide superior comfort and prevent slipping.
Homecare Products
Booth No. 512


Acor Orthopedic's new line of QUIKfit foot orthoses is available in three styles and may be customized and heat molded. QUIKfit Pro, with it's split blocker, provides additional material from the metatarsals to the heel. It is available in standard and oblique shanks, can be made in any material combination and is manufactured in multi-layers.
Booth No. 427

Support surface

The Unisoft, single-patient use mattress from GEMCO and Fisher Medical provides eight inches of clinically advanced, alternating air therapy.
Gemco Medical
Booth No. 741


Best-Bath Systems introduces the new 5pRS-6033BF1.75 showers, one of 24 units made for bathroom remodelling. This unit features easy frontal installation, a five-piece configuration allowing easy entry into existing room, steel reinforcement and a rigid "tri-cell laminate core."
Best Bath Systems
Booth No. 1810

Furniture glides

Furniture glides serve as functional load-bearing glides for durable medical equipment and rental chairs, as well as enhance product appearance and serve as finishing plugs for scooters and other medical equipment.
Booth No. 1432
Transfer Bench

The Aqua collection has a 300- pound weight capacity, and its soft seat and back are more comfortable for the user. Set seat height to the same height as the item being transferred from and for different height tub walls.
Dr. K Healthcare
Booth No. 305
Patient lift

The model 1000 patient lift features a stationary base and swivel seat, eliminating the need to move the machine to make a transfer. This design eliminates the need for two attendants.
Booth No. 841


EMSI has designed the IF 4250 to operate at up to 4250 cycles per second (Hz), the highest in the industry. The latest design and manufacturing techniques allow EMSI to offer this unit at a lower price than other models.
Booth No. 731

Air purifier

The True Hepa Air Purifier removes smoke, dust, pollen and virtually all airborne allergen particles as small as .3 microns. Carbon pre-filter clears household odors.
Battle Creek
Booth No. 1418

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Chad Therapeutics CYPRESS OXYPneumatic conserver incorporates no electronic parts and eliminates the need for batteries. Weighing only 14.8 ounces, the CYPRESS conserver delivers an average 3.5 to 1 increase in usage time over continuous flow and offers settings of 1-6 lpm with a continuous flow setting preset at 2 lpm.
Chad Therapeutics
Booth no. 910

The new EasyMist portable ultrasonic nebulizer is displayed in a retail lifestyle packaging written in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese by Prestige Medical. The EasyMist comes complete with all accessories in a carry case, including a rechargeable battery, AD adapter, DC car adapter, mouth piece, face masks, medication cups and replacement filters.
Prestige Medical
Booth no. 510

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Homecare Products' EZ-Access Pediatric Suitcase Ramps are available in 5- and 6-foot lengths. The 24-inch wide, single-fold ramp accommodates pediatric chairs and narrow doorways and is designed for scooters and all wheelchair types. Simply unfold the hinged ramp and position accordingly for maximum safety and support.
Homecare Products
Booth no. 512


ITA-Med's Pediatrics - TLSO­250 Thoracic Lambo- Sacral Orthosis (posture corrector) for kids improves posture and helps prevent scoliosis. Comfortable to wear and unnoticeable under clothes, it has two adjustable metal stays and reinforcement straps for better support.
Booth No. 526

Suction tip holster

The Medical Device Group's Wright's Suction-Tip Holster provides a clean, convenient place for your patients' Yankauer wand. Velcro attachment, or a flexible clip.
Medical Device Group
Booth no. 528

Aerosol chamber

Ferraris Medical, Inc. introduces the Pocket Chamber, a new, smaller profile, valved aerosol holding chamber designed with simplicity, convenience and portability in mind.
Ferraris Medical
Booth No. 929

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Turnkey solution

Sunrise Medical's modular sleep line features all the components for a superior sleep therapy solution - CPAP, humidifier, heated humidifier, eCompliance System.
Sunrise Medical
Booth no. 324

Humidified CPAP

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare's HC220 Series Humidified CPAP with Ambient Tracking monitors room temperature to minimize condensation and maximize humidity.
Fisher & Paykel
Booth No. 108


Maril Products Control III disinfecting products are designed for sleep equipment used in clinics, labs and homes. Control III is effective against a wide range of bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. Many of these cost-effective solutions do not require gloves or masks when handled, and ventilation hoods are never needed.
Maril Products
Booth No. 1515

Full face mask

The new Mirage Full Face Mask Series 2 mask from ResMed improves on the last mask by increasing stability and comfort. The mask features a soft, contoured cushion that conforms to the face to provide a secure seal. When inflated by air pressure, the patented dual-wall cushion gently floats on the face.
Booth No. 618

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Power chair

As either a K010 or a K011, the front-wheel drive Alante Power wheelchair from Golden Technologies offers dealers a wider selection. The Alante is available in four colors and has four seating options with a weight capacity of up to 300 pounds. With a turning radius of only 22 inches and the ability to fit 55amp, 22NF batteries, the Alante offers maximum mobility with all the standard, high quality features that Golden customers have come to expect.
Golden Technologies
Booth No. 1118

Tilt & recline

Designed exclusively for use with Sunrise Medical's Quickie S-626, the SmartSeat with Intelli-motion is a tilt and recline system that can be customized to meet the clients needs. Intelli-motion technology combines programmable shear reduction and enhanced recline functions to create a customized profile for each client.
Sunrise Medical
Booth no. 921

Wheelchair cushion

The Chattanooga Group's PRII Wheelchair Cushion is designed to reduce body interface pressure at critical points for a wide range of body shapes, sizes and weights. The Gel Medex layer responds to pressure by deforming slightly, thereby dispersing critical weight over a larger surface area.
Chattanooga Group
Booth no. 1007

Adjustable cushion

Hudson Medical Products Pressure-Eez RehabP2 Adjustable Wheelchair Cushions are constructed with components to solve many of the problems associated with seating pressure and positioning. The components consist of supplemental Pressure Relief Poly-LiteP2; an Obliquity Adjuster Pad for positioning; and Posterior Rotation Wedges to prevent slouching or kyphosis.
Hudson Medical Products
Booth No.1228

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Orthotic sandals

Amfit announces the availability of a complete line of CustomComfort orthotic sandals. These orthotic sandals feature top quality, fully lined leather uppers, a genuine PU sole, Amfit's EVA orthotic insole and a hand finished leather topping.

Booth No. 114

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Amigo Mobility International rolls out its newest high-value low-cost product: the Fiesta IV. Providing four-wheeled mobility at an affordable price, the Ruby Red Fiesta IV is a powerful, quality, easy-to-use, rear-drive vehicle that can tackle the great outdoors with style. The two-piece, take-apart, steel platform carries a weight capacity of 300 pounds.

Booth no. 347


Bruno's ultra-compact Typhoon claims impressive maneuverability in space-restricted areas, plus access to more areas in the house and wherever you choose to go. Its easy-to-use, take-apart mechanism lets users disassemble the scooter and load it into vehicles not equipped with a scooter lift.
Booth no. 605


Shoprider Healthcare's 225-pound capacity Sunrunner 777-3/4 includes swivel and sliding seats, flat-free tires, free batteries, a new articulating front wheel system and a removable battery pack. With your choice of models: yellow scratch resistant or burgundy five- position adjustable tiller.
Booth no. 321


Pride's Sonic Scooter combines performance, portability and value. It disassembles for storage in even the smallest car trunks and is perfect for navigating through crowded stores and tight hallways.
Pride Mobility Products
Booth No. 905


Sunrise Medical's Guardian Escort is the newest addition to the rental fleet of standard wheelchairs. Weighing in at 37 pounds, the Guardian Escort is the lightest chair in its class. It offers enhanced stability, maneuverability and wheel access at a competitive price.
Sunrise Medical
Booth No. 921

Rolling walkers

Three and four Wheels, lightweight aluminum, high quality loupe, pushdown brakes and shopping baskets.
Booth No. 526


Dana Douglas' Infiniti 500 lightweight rollator incorporates a maintenance-free, cable-free braking system. Other features of the Infiniti include three seat heights and a sliding two-position basket.
Dana Douglas
Booth no. 1802
Glucose test

Assure II makes glucose testing easy. Simply insert your test strip and the meter turns on. Apply your small sample and obtain your plasma-referenced result in a couple of seconds.
Booth No. 434

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