RescuePad accommodates larger accident victims because it is wider than other boards and has extremely rigid cross-sectional corrugation!
Rescuers frequently complain that larger patients are difficult to transport on standard spineboards. RescuePad is engineered to accommodate heavy-set patients.
Not only is RescuePad Spineboard more rigid than competing boards but it is also is wider than traditional boards: 18 inches at the head end, tapering to 14 inches at the foot end and a full 74 inches long.
Many patients are increasingly more obese
U.S. Obesity Trends
(Percent of population obese by state)