Room 1 – IV Drip

Lifesaving fluids

Through an intravenous drip, essential fluids can be administered, including cancer therapies. As a result, a cancer patient will spend a lot of time attached to an intravenous drip, which complicates moving around. Because playing and exercise is so important for children to develop and grow, researches from the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology and the UMC Utrecht developed a special bike, the ‘infuuts’ (in Dutch: Infuus + fiets = infuuts).

This ingenious tricycle can simply be placed over the IV drip stand and pulls it along, so that the child can bike around freely. This not only benefits their growth and development, but also recovery from treatment.