Hospital Unveils New, Less Revealing Gown

DETROIT (April 9, 2013)--A Detroit hospital has unveiled a new patient gown that’s designed to offer a little more style, comfort and rear coverage for patients.

Resembling a wrap-around robe, the gown, which closes in the back and front and is made of a thicker, cotton and polyester blend to keep patients warmer, is being used on several inpatient floors at Henry Ford Hospital.

The gown was developed by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute in collaboration with the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.

Michael Forbes, a product designer at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute and graduate of the College for Creative Studies, said in a statement the "No. 1 goal was to close the backside of the gown" and officials hope to license the design to a manufacturer.

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