Hyperlast balloon fabric is coated on both sides with special silicone layers which give it its legendary air-tightness while allowing it to retain a very high tear strength. Staff at a Bristol hospital realised that it could help them with the difficult problem of moving patients.
The most common injuries suffered by nurses and other staff are back strain when they have to move patients, for example, from a bed onto a trolley. A tube of Hyperlast was devised to place underneath the patient so that its slippery quality makes it much easier to make the transfer.
These patient transfer sheets, known as “Hyperslides” are now supplied by Cameron Balloons to many UK hospitals.