The Raizer is a battery-powered mobile lifting chair, which raises a fallen person to a standing position in a few minutes. It can be operated using a control panel mounted on the side of the seat, or via a portable remote control. It doesn’t require any physical input from an assistant other than a helping hand. It is lightweight (12kg) and easy to transport in 2 packages with handles.
The battery provides up to 100 lifts on just 1 charge.
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The Raizer was provided by our local Adults Services Authority following a needs assessment with their OT.
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome & Spinal Instability.
I have a number of medical conditions that make me prone to falls, so the Raizer is a big help as it can be assembled without me having to move very much. It is comfortable and I feel very safe being lifted by it. Before I had the Raizer my parents would have to manually lift me and often this would cause further injuries, especially subluxations and dislocations. Whereas the person assisting me is now able to fully focus on giving me reassurance, as the Raizer can be operated by remote control. Best of all, because it is lightweight and extremely portable we can take it in the car, during trips out, or on holiday.
The chair is made up of 7 pieces that are then slotted together and built around the person on the floor. It has a safe working load of 150kg. While the chair is being raised you might want to support the persons head with a cushion or a pillow. Then you can choose to stop the Raizer in a seated position or continue lifting the users into standing.
Overall, I would strongly recommend anyone prone to falling considers purchasing the Raizer Lifting Chair!