Cardiff-based company Huntleigh has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Innovation in recognition for their new range of Digital Handheld Dopplers. This award identifies where state of the art design combines with the highest levels of quality and performance.
Designed to perform when you need it most, the new Dopplers offer reliability that clinicians can depend on, making their jobs easier, safer and more efficient.
Innovative features in the new products help clinicians to make quicker and more accurate assessments providing benefits to both user and patient.
Peter Cashin, Huntleigh’s Managing Director, spoke about how good design can improve patient care and clinical effectiveness, saying:
“Features we have introduced such as the high resolution colour display represent a first for handheld Dopplers. This allows clinicians to clearly see vascular waveforms as well as hear digital audio sounds. In the Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) version the FHR data is displayed in high visibility large numbers and recorded digitally as a waveform for archiving and review.”
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were instituted in 1965 and is today considered one of the most prestigious awards for UK businesses. The awards acknowledge exceptional achievements within the categories of International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity through social mobility. The prize is valid for five years and has shown to increase its recipients’ worldwide recognition and commercial value together with other benefits.
The Cardiff facility provides a Global Centre of Excellence for a range of Arjo and Huntleigh products. Employing more than 60 engineering staff the centre provides a stable platform for further innovations in the future.
Joacim Lindhoff, President & CEO of Arjo AB, commented:
“We are both honoured and proud of this recognition. This marks a significant achievement for our team in Cardiff and confirms that we are developing innovative products that offer our customers an excellent experience, through both performance, functional benefits and a desirable design.”