Mobility is an issue for many people including seniors. Few spouses are prepared to deal with moving their partner from the bed to a wheelchair or a wheelchair to the toilet without risking serious injury to both parties from sever strain involved in patient handling.
Two simple patient moving techniques can reduce these risk dramatically. The Swivel Transfer Buddy called MrSwivel reduces the transfer load by 90% through the use of a leverage plate. This simple device secures the feet and allows the weight to be shifted to the tibia bones (no use of legs is necessary). This is done with only a few pounds of effort allowing even a small caregiver to transfer a larger person without the risk of injury.
Keywords: Wheelchair, moving people, patient transfer, assistive technology, mobility, Walker, safe patient handling