Patient-friendly, Liftless
     Mobility for Nonambulatory
     or Bedbound Patients
The NoLifting Trademark
    The NoLiftingTM Patient Transfer System

The NoLiftingTM System provides a single-user, multipurpose mobile chair that both transfers and transports dependent or bedridden patients. It is currently a prototype device and is not yet available for purchase.

The system is unique because it transfers patients laterally using an innovative zero-lift method. This method prevents patient falls while reducing nursing injuries. It also reduces patient pain, and requires fewer caregivers than conventional transfer methods that utilize floor sling-lifts. The main two components of the system are the BAS Chair TM and BASComfort TM mattress which together use our patented Build-A-StretcherTM technology to mobilize patients.

The BAS (pronounced BASE) Chair TM functions as six devices in one. It serves as a
  • bed to mobile chair patient transfer device
  • mobile chair
  • reclining gurney
  • mobile chair to other patient support surface (i.e., examining table) transfer system

  • With an inexpensive stand, it can also serve as a
  • shower chair
  • commode or toileting chair
  • It is also lighter, more mobile, and much less expensive than competing lateral transfer devices such as transfer chairs.

    Its cost saving advantages include:
  • No-lift transfer lowers medical Worker Comp. costs: annual costs exceed $1.2 billion, indirect costs are 3 to 4 times this amount
  • Single caregiver transfer allows individual caregivers to mobilize patients much heavier than themselves thus reducing personnel costs in homes and facilities
  • For the cost of less than two week's care at a nursing home, the BAS ChairTM can allow the patient's family to save $90,000 or more a year in nursing home costs
  • Continuous support of the patient's entire body during transfer means increased patient safety, fewer falls, less medical liability
  • Easier transfer to a sitting position means fewer bed sores as pressure is relieved on areas of skin normally subject to pressure ulcers, treatment of pressure ulcers costs are estimated to exceed $9 billion annually
  • Safer transfer of confused, disoriented (later stage Alzheimers or stroke) patients by avoiding the insecurity of hoisting which can lead to anxiety and acting out behaviors, Dementia costs: $200 billion annually, $1.1 trillion by 2050, Strokes cost: $73.7 billion annually (2010)
  • Improved patient mobility reduces the need for expensive low air loss, alternating pressure, and air-fluidized mattresses
  • Compact size means lower storage costs, increased accessibility, and moving less furniture making the device usable in small spaces (i.e., bedrooms)
  • Reduced patient pain during transfer means fewer combative patients, fewer allergic reactions to medication, decreased cost of pain medication
  • Reduced pain means earlier mobilization and rehab, shorter hospital stays
  • Fast, no-lift shower and toileting attachment reduces slips and falls by eliminating dangerous "stand and pivot" transfers to shower benches and commodes
  • Fewer bulky medical devices means fewer hazards and decreased liability from patients and staff falling on and tripping over equipment
  • Allows patients to stay at home longer ("age in place") instead of being forced into costly long-term care facilities when they become dependent and lose mobility significantly reducing Medicare costs
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