This tool has found a niche in healthcare. It has been used in industry for many years to move heavy objects. A caregiver suffering from back pain moving his invalid wife introduced the idea of using the same principle to move a patient. The rest is history. Thousands have been sold to healthcare industries for transferring patients. The advantage is the device is it’s ability to carry most of the transfer load making it relatively easy for the caregiver to transfer even a larger patient. The same unit is ideal for home use moving a spouse or a loved one. The device is portable so it can be taken with the patient wherever they go insuring that the next transfer will be as safe and easy as the last.