AAT Raizer II
Elderly mobility innovator AAT has launched a mobile lifting chair which enables a person who has fallen to be comfortably and safely lifted up to a sitting or almost standing position.

AAT’s Raizer II mobile lifting chair can be used single-handedly and effortlessly, supporting the entire body of a person as they are lifted up in a dignified and safe way.

The component-based portable and lightweight yet strong system flat-packs into a convenient carry bag for storage and transportation to where it is needed.

This means that anyone, however slight or petite, can lift even an obese person from the floor and they can do so on their own, single-handedly, safely and without effort.

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According to AAT, the Raizer is assembled around the fallen person with minimal disturbance, and minimal effort from the operator.

At the push of a button the battery-motorised seat gently and consistently powers the chair and occupant from flat on the floor to a safe seated position. An end stop ensures the person is not over-elevated and gives the operator the correct position for dis-assembly after use.

The six core elements – four identical legs and two identical back sections – quickly and easily click-fit together with no risk of incorrect assembly, according to the firm. The occupant is fully supported throughout the process and kept stable and safe with use of the integral adjustable seat belt.

Raizer can safely lift any person up to 150kg, with each charge of the battery capable of delivering up to 80 lifts.

All components are designed to be wipe clean for optimum disinfection and hygiene.

Peter Wingrave, AAT Director observes that elderly people in care homes are three times more likely to fall than those living at home, according to the Care Inspectorate.

“This is no reflection of the standard of care given; it does leave the resident and care staff exposed to risk in safely getting the resident back up again, particularly with the growth in obesity among residents.

“Use of equipment such as Raizer II can play a key role in any good moving and handling policy. It takes the effort and risk out of the procedure for all involved.”

Raizer II is just part of the company’s range which includes Medical Device Class 1-certified stairclimbers and vacuum posture cushions. The firm recently launched its Aqua Liberty product to enable bathers with restricted mobility to be properly supported in the bath.

According to AAT, Raizer is already used by a number of health authorities and blue light organisations up and down the country, to facilitate safe transfer of fallen people.

More information about the Raizer II can be found on the AAT website, where it is also possible to book a free virtual or actual assessment.

To learn more about the range of solutions available from AAT, check out the company’s listing on the comprehensive THIIS Connect digital trade directory.

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