Sanyo Electric to enter market for nursing-care├é┬*products

Saturday, September 7, 2002 at 10:00 JST
OSAKA - Sanyo Electric Co said Friday it will develop devices friendly to people requiring nursing care in cooperation with Mitsuru Haruyama, a business executive suffering from progressive muscular dystrophy.

The consumer electronics maker will initially introduce a bed and a bathtub in January. While bedridden people need to be rolled over once every two hours to avoid bedsores, the new bed automatically rolls them over in bed. The bathtub enables a person to take a bath while sitting in a wheelchair. (Kyodo News)