Assistive Tech Showcase: Stairlifts, home lifts & access
The latest exciting products to enter the market in stairlifts, home lifts & access. (From Dec, 2017)
Unique two-in-one wheelchair platform lift
As one of only six authorised UK dealers in the UK, Higher Elevation Limited is introducing the FlexStep to the South East of England.
Described as the ideal solution to conquer split levels for all wheelchairs users and walking-impaired persons in areas with minimal space, the FlexStep is an elegant combination of a regular staircase and a wheelchair platform lift.
Able to easily integrate into its surroundings, the FlexStep can be designed and configurated to each project with minimal disruption and without changing existing structural elements.
Suitable for both commercial and domestic properties, more information can be found at the company’s website.
Unique Active Seat choice for Handicare Freecurve
Handicare’s Freecurve has a single curved rail system offering users a choice of two seat positions; the standard position with a user’s back to the wall or a downward facing seat positioned at 45° to the wall which is ideal for particularly narrow curved staircases.
The seat choices include an Active Seat which provides assistance for those users who need additional support when getting on and off the stairlift.
Unique to Handicare, the Active Seat has a lift and tilt mechanism which is manually activated by a lever and tilts upwards to support the user when they are getting up, remaining in a tilted upwards position until the user is ready to use the stairlift again.
Paul Stockdill, National Sales Manager at Handicare, said: “Healthcare professionals are enthusiastic about the easy-to-use Active Seat, which can also improve carer assisted transfers by reducing the physical assistance needed to support the sitting or standing action.
“This and other stairlift features are clearly explained in our new Handicare Stairlifts brochure, coming soon as part of our enhanced support for dealers.”
Luxury Trio+ home lift introduced to the market
Stiltz has launched a spacious, wheelchair-friendly lift designed to accommodate a full-sized wheelchair or comfortably carry up to three passengers.
The company says the new luxury Trio+ HomeLift is a ground-breaking addition to its range of unique domestic lifts and enables trade dealers to offer a practical and stylish product to the consumer market and local authorities.
Designed with a warm grey aluminium frame, the Trio+ has a transparent main body like the smaller Duo+ which allows it to blend into the background of any room.
There is the added option of an automatic door to make entering and exiting the lift in a wheelchair easier and a gently sloping ramp is included as standard.
The car body has been specifically built with wheelchair users in mind, with its wide entry and exit points, but its overall footprint is still described as unobtrusive at just 1040mm x 1378mm.
The Stiltz Trio+ HomeLift has undergone extensive testing and fully complies with BS 5900:2012 powered home lifts along with BS EN 81-41 accreditation.