Gimme a Lift Personal Life AidBy Rehabilitation Nursing, Vol. 29, No. 2, p. 69
Publication Date: March/April 2004
Article describes the Gimme a Lift personal aid, which enables hospital and rehabilitation clients to sit and stand with relative comfort. The device uses leverage to help people who are able to walk and who are not confined to bed to raise and lower themselves with minimal effort. The unit’s lightweight, 50-inch extruded aluminum shaft is reinforced with a honeycomb core, which greatly contributes to the device’s simple maneuverability. Gimme a Lift also features an anchor pad made of Vyram thermoplastic elastomer, and a soft-touch grip made of Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate. These rubber-like materials contribute to the device’s stability and aesthetics. Gimme a Lift can be used with the assistance of a caregiver, or by the client alone. The device weighs less than 2 pounds, is simple to operate, and does not require batteries, wires, gears, or motors. A caregiver is able to lift a 200-pound person to a standing position with only 25 pounds of lifting effort. The device can easily raise people who weigh up to 350 pounds.
Assistive Products Discussed: GIMME A LIFT
Published by: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (Website:http://www.rehabnurse.org)