Harness for easy transfers

– makes transfers simple both for the user and the assistant

User sitting on her harness with straps around stomach and thighs
User sitting on her harness with straps around stomach and thighs

Description
The user designed a harness that she sits on in her wheelchair. The harness has handles and can be fastened around the stomach and thighs with straps.

Users comments
By using the harness during transfers, no one has to pull and lift by the arms or clothing. Transfers when using the harness also feel very safe and secure.

She uses the harness to be carried up and down stairs or during transfers in an airplane.

Made by
An assistant to the user

Paid for by

Whose idea
The user

Editors comments
In Sweden “Lätta Lyft” manufactures and sells similar lift harnesses, see lattalyft.se, last checked March 2017, see photo 5.

By placing the seat cushion on the harness you can sit on it all day long.

This tip is from 2015

User on harness with handles from behind
User on harness with handles from behind
Harness in wheelchair
Harness in wheelchair
Harness with lift straps
Harness with lift straps
Harness from “Lyftas lätt.” Photo from lattalyft.se
Harness from “Lyftas lätt.” Photo from lattalyft.se

Tipsare: Anonym 19

Together with her husband the person livs in a house in the countryside. She is retired. Since 1998 she has a C6 spinal cord injury. She has personal assistance 13 hours a day.