Ghijsen Medische Techniek

The product

The various products we produce, standard or make to order, for various applications, are based on the same principle the vacuum form fixation system.
In this system the form is frozen by a vacuum in an airtight bag. By a light underpressure the form is fictile and good adjustable to the patient.
By a deep vacuum the form is verry solid and ready for casting or scanning.

In the past they made this castings with plaster of paris, but our systems are very suitable for using scanning and 3D imaging for producing an individually contoured seat.

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  • 1.
    Form fixation for seats or supports

    Form fixation for moulding or 3D scanning individual seats or supports.

  • 2.
    Horse-riding saddle for children

    Horse riding saddle for disabled children. TNO developed this unique saddle for (mainly) disabled children.

  • 3.
    Position fixing in radiotherapie

    Position fixing when you need the same position for a long time.

  • 4.
    Fixation in surgeral operations

    You are verry flexible to support the patient without heavy pressure of the skin.

  • 5.
    Form fixation of the foot - New!

    Quick impression of the foot as start for an individual shoe sole by milling or 3D printing.


During 1999 we have as a project tested the vacuum mattress made from latex rubber to position patients during spinal surgery. We have used it when performing anterior procedures positioning the patient on one side, then evacuating the mattress and the patient has got a stable position. The surface of the mattress is soft enough preventing any signs of external pressure on the skin... The mattress also provides a good stability, just an extra support in the buttock and shoulder area is necessary. I would like to recommend this mattress for use as a support when performing anterior spinal surgery.

Lund University

A. Ohlin, MD, PhD

Our engineer adds following comments: In principle all operations are done with the patient laying on the side on the mattress. During this test period, no patient has got pressure sores, some transient blush can occus during very long operations. The mattress has heat isolation and the patient will not be cooled down to the same extent. X-ray is easily performed during operation. The mattress is occasionally used to a great satisfaction. Cannot be used to patient allergic to latax.

Otto Bock

Britt-Louise Johan