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AttractiveandComfortableClothingforthoseneedingmedicaltreatment
2
Global workwear
manufacturer
Belgian textile
research centre
Belgian textile
research centre
Brussels Business
School
Be...
More than a patient; a
person!
“To create clothing
that helps individuals
with medical needs keep
their dignity,
independence and sense
of self,
VISION
A...
CLOTHES LOOK NORMAL!
• Classic design ensures
adults of all ages
feel confident &
‘dressed’
• Special functionalities
are ...
• Suitable for all medical conditions, acute
or chronic
• Promote self-confidence, independence and
thus sociability.
• He...
Pyjamas
• Natural fabrics
regulate body
temperature
and odour
• Stretchy jersey
fabric provides
maximum
comfort
• Garments...
Full sleeve
opening enables
independent
dressing even
when hooked up
to IV lines
Access to back
without the need
to undres...
(Night)dress
• Hygienic snap
tape ensures
discreet,
secure
openings
• Patient comfort improved by
reducing painful snaggin...
Back-opening design
enables bed-ridden
patients to ”dress”,
and facilitates toilet
visits.
Full sleeve
opening
Discreet si...
Our promise to patients..
ANTI-LONELINESS
INTER-
GENERATIONAL
SECURITY
PRIVACY
COMFORT
NON-STIGMATISING
RESPECT
FLEXIBILITY
Patients, nurses, carers, support groups and loved ones have warmly welcomed our
designs.
Medical Practitioners
• Cliniques
Universitaires de St.
Luc
• CHIREC
• Clinique Saint-Jean
• The Bordet Institute
• Cliniq...
Professional Endorsements
Joris Cools
Researcher fashion technology at university college
Ghent (host of the European proj...
Patient Testimonials
Venceslau Conceicao Pinto
PatientatJulesBordetInstitute`
Genevieve Petit
PatientatSaint-Jeanhospital
...
OUT-PATIENTSIN-PATIENTS FRIENDS, FAMILY &
COLLEAGUES
PRIVATE
HEALTHCARE
PROVIDERS
• CLINICS /
HOSPICES
• ELDERLY
CARE HOMES
• HOMECARE
ORG’s
LAUNDRIES CHARITIES &
CORPORATE
SP...
How will patients get our clothes?
INGA
Wellbeing e-
shop
Specialist
online retailers
Specialist
retailers
Care
institutio...
1 2
3 4
• 9 Designs: 17 day &
nightwear garments
• Manufacturer
identified : Alsico
We have designs & prototypes
• Efficac...
More than a patient; a
person!
INGA Wellbeing
5 inga wellbeing p_ro_f award_may 2016
5 inga wellbeing p_ro_f award_may 2016
5 inga wellbeing p_ro_f award_may 2016
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5 inga wellbeing p_ro_f award_may 2016

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5 inga wellbeing p_ro_f award_may 2016

  1. 1. AttractiveandComfortableClothingforthoseneedingmedicaltreatment
  2. 2. 2 Global workwear manufacturer Belgian textile research centre Belgian textile research centre Brussels Business School Belgian fashion manufacturer Wallonia: Bourse de préactivité Partners
  3. 3. More than a patient; a person!
  4. 4. “To create clothing that helps individuals with medical needs keep their dignity, independence and sense of self, VISION AND helps those that care for them do so with ease.”
  5. 5. CLOTHES LOOK NORMAL! • Classic design ensures adults of all ages feel confident & ‘dressed’ • Special functionalities are hidden to reduce stigma of ill health
  6. 6. • Suitable for all medical conditions, acute or chronic • Promote self-confidence, independence and thus sociability. • Help nurses to provide more respectful COMFORTABLEATTRACTIVE FUNCTIONAL COMFORTABLE FUNCTIONAL
  7. 7. Pyjamas • Natural fabrics regulate body temperature and odour • Stretchy jersey fabric provides maximum comfort • Garments can be adjusted for changing body shape and weight
  8. 8. Full sleeve opening enables independent dressing even when hooked up to IV lines Access to back without the need to undress. Facilitates listening to lungs, massages etc. Privacy and comfort maximised as portacaths and central lines are covered but easily accessible Trouser style respectful of most men’s dressing preferences Full pockets keep drains and personal Leg openings make it easy to put on compression stockings, access a catheter bag, provide Front panel gives access to the groin and lower stomach area without having to pull down
  9. 9. (Night)dress • Hygienic snap tape ensures discreet, secure openings • Patient comfort improved by reducing painful snagging of drains and IV lines. • No metal parts
  10. 10. Back-opening design enables bed-ridden patients to ”dress”, and facilitates toilet visits. Full sleeve opening Discreet side access for heart Generous coverage to ensure dignity and to promote mobility Full stomach opening for discreet and easy access to stoma, feeding tubes
  11. 11. Our promise to patients.. ANTI-LONELINESS INTER- GENERATIONAL SECURITY PRIVACY COMFORT NON-STIGMATISING RESPECT FLEXIBILITY
  12. 12. Patients, nurses, carers, support groups and loved ones have warmly welcomed our designs.
  13. 13. Medical Practitioners • Cliniques Universitaires de St. Luc • CHIREC • Clinique Saint-Jean • The Bordet Institute • Cliniques de l’Europe • UZ Leuven Gasthuisberg • Erasme • UZ Gent • Qualvity Soins (at- home care) • Infirmieres Esthetiques (AISE) Patient Organisations • Mimi Ullens Foundation • Fondation contre le cancer • EnVie cancer patient group • Look Good Feel Better • MacMillans’ Harley Street Centre • Altijd Mooi (cancer patient shop) • Esperity Six hospitals have expressed an interest in exploring how these clothes might be made available to patients Trials currently underway at St. Luc and Saint-Michel
  14. 14. Professional Endorsements Joris Cools Researcher fashion technology at university college Ghent (host of the European project into clothing innovation for the elderly D-dag) Anne-Christine de Cleene Director at CPSI in charge of specialist training for nurses in patient wellbeing Jaques Peeters Senior nurse at Jules Bordet Institute “INGA Wellbeing has developed a range of clothing that works just as well for the young body form as for the ageing body shape, and as such, would be of interest to both young, middle-aged and “Maintaining a neat and cared- for appearance can give hospitalized and at-home care patients a sense of wellbeing. The clothes created by INGA Wellbeing can help the considerably in this way, while also enabling nurse to work “INGA Wellbeing clothing enables medical staff to examine, and even treat, patients easily and without having to fully undress them, maintaining patient dignity and comfort and
  15. 15. Patient Testimonials Venceslau Conceicao Pinto PatientatJulesBordetInstitute` Genevieve Petit PatientatSaint-Jeanhospital Marie Mathieu PatientatSt.LucHospital “I felt as if I was in a normal pair of pyjamas. A guy like any other. In front of nurses I felt properly dressed.” “Congratulations on this collection of innovative clothes! I feel beautiful dressed in (the nightdress) and less sick. It is very good for one’s morale.” “The cut of the nightdress is very pretty. Even I, despite not being the size of a fashion model, found the design very flattering. The fabric was very comfortable.”
  16. 16. OUT-PATIENTSIN-PATIENTS FRIENDS, FAMILY & COLLEAGUES
  17. 17. PRIVATE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS • CLINICS / HOSPICES • ELDERLY CARE HOMES • HOMECARE ORG’s LAUNDRIES CHARITIES & CORPORATE SPONSORS MUTUELLES PUBLIC HOSPITALS
  18. 18. How will patients get our clothes? INGA Wellbeing e- shop Specialist online retailers Specialist retailers Care institutions/ Laundries Built and populated. Condition focused e.g. cancer Gift-giving websites Hospital shops Condition focused e.g. Cancer Bandagistes & Pharmacies Private clinics Residenti al homes Hospices Medical ‘hotels’ Public hospital s
  19. 19. 1 2 3 4 • 9 Designs: 17 day & nightwear garments • Manufacturer identified : Alsico We have designs & prototypes • Efficacy tested • Hospital trials • Patient We have tested the clothes • Journal du Patient article • Social Media presence • Participation in patient events We have begun to get the word out! Where do we stand now? Our first sale begins in June! • Three styles being produced • Test demand, price and distribution method • Styles & age groups • Smart technology • Fabrics (luxury, nanotech) Extend product range
  20. 20. More than a patient; a person!
  21. 21. INGA Wellbeing

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