Friday, June 13, 2014
People In Motion 2014 review
Quickie QM-7 Powerchair
QRamp Modular Access System
Body-Up Lift and Transfer Chair
Many disabled folks are unable to transfer to and from anything. And usually the lifts that I have seen are cumbersome and hard to use at home. Body Up aims to change that. Though it looks like a modified wheelchair, you'll notice that it has a sling for a seat. And it slides underneath a bed. So instead of the disorientation one might feel in a standard lift, it acts more like a chair. Of course the Body Up has a lifting mechanism and the sling is easily opened using belts. It also takes up less space than lifts that I have seen. And the caregiver doesn't have to be a bodybuilder to use it. So it looks like a solution for the home user. Body Up is manufactured in Greece and is very popular in Europe. It is now just entering the North American market through Mobility Innovations in Pennsylvania. Though he has sold product to Canadians through his website, he is looking for a Canadian distributor. Currently Body Up can carry up to 220lb but the manufacturer is developing a version of the product that can handle even larger folks. For more info, call 1-877-228-9988 or mobilityinnovationsllc.com.
That's it for new products at this year's People In Motion show. It should be interesting to see how the show develops with a new owner. Check out my blog at frankp316.blogspot.com and I am on Twitter @frankp316.