The Netherlands
Devices for treatment


Being dependent on someone else has a strong effect on the wellbeing and self esteem. Around 60% of the elderly have physically trouble getting in and out of bed. CareBed helps hospital patients recovering from surgery or individuals who want to get treatment at home, by means of creating the world’s first full vertical transfer sleep-to-stand electric bed.


CareBed will be the only transfer device that enables a full vertical transfer, this implies less dependence on muscle use. The bed is adjustable to any height and position. The fold away functionality creates a more pleasant atmosphere in the patient’s environment focusing more on normal domestic circumstances and healthy sleep patterns. 


With CareBed, the patient is set in a straight up position with the centre of gravity aligned in the vertical plane. Patients will feel increased well-being from being more autonomous and avoiding more cumbersome devices like a patient lifting hoist. Healthcare workers will have a more ergonomically safe and less timely method of patient transfer and hospitals and nursing homes will enjoy the benefit of cost reduction since the solution will be faster than a conventional hoist and does not require the assistance of a registered nurse.


Currently the technology is awaiting tests for mass production. Following the test results in Care homes, the aim is to test and finetune our solution in a clinical Nursing home setting.

Meet the team

Marc-Derek Schönberger

Marc-Derek Schönberger


Pieter Wijffels (1)

Pieter Wijffels

NLC Venture Partner

Pieter joined NLC in April 2020 as a Venture Partner. Before joining NLC, he spent 15 years at Philips, bringing innovation to life across the globe. He enjoys working in fast-paced environments and supporting initiatives that truly improve people’s lives.

Frans Blom

Frans Blom