Dr. Ralf Schnell awarded the German Innovation Prize for out-of-hospital intensive care

The very first German Innovation Prize for out-of-hospital intensive care was awarded on the occasion of the Conference for Out-of-Hospital Intensive Care (in German the Kongress für Außerklinische Intensivpflege or KAI) on 17 and 18 October in Brandenburg an der Havel.

Dr. Ralf Schnell, head of the Research and Development department of TRACOE medical GmbH was named the first prize-winner.The award recognises his work in the development of the TRACOE twist plus and the TRACOE phon assist I speech valve as a contribution to improving tracheostomy patients’ ability to communicate.