The following is information on 5 existing bedside table prototypes. Research was done on what the table is, pros & cons, and what aspect of each table can be incorporated into the final design.
Stryker Tru-Fit Over Bed Tables
There are several versions of the Stryker Tru-Fit tables each with varying amount of tabletop surface area and storage compartments.
Overall, the Stryker tables demonstrates the following:
- Low base height
- Tabletop lip to contain spills
- Base fits in gaps under 2.5 inches
- Small swivel casters (~1.5in diameter)
- High weight capacity (75 lbs)
- Heavy (43-61 lbs)
- Large (length: 32in, width: 22in height: 27-46in)
- Difficult to clean underside of base
Hill-Rom Patient Mate Jr. Overbed Table
- Heavy (creates more friction with the floor).
- Casters do not have locking mechanism.
- Requires levers on both sides to be pressed/lifted for full operation of the table (not user-friendly).
- Expensive: $345
Medical Deluxe Tiltable Overbed Bedside Table
- Height: 28" - 45"
- Width: 15"
- Easy height adjustments, only require one hand
- Can support 50lbs
- Weight: 22lbs
- Casters have locking mechanism
- Inexpensive: $67.99
Pivot and Tilt Adjustable Overbed Table
- Height: 28"-37"
- Base Dimensions: 25" x 28"
- Tabletop Dimensions: 15.75" x "23.5"
- Weight: 40 lb
- Locking mechanism on casters
- Can collapse completely flat, great for storage space
Industrial Design Team Prototype 1
- Simple design
- Expansion table does not lock
- Existing gap between the two tables and on different levels
- No spill protection
- Not easy to adjust height
- Base does not support table top
Benchmarking done by Industrial Design Team: ID Team Benchmarking