My thought is if this winch can be installed in the ceiling securely that it should work. The install would be a big part, but once installed it would take little room. But is there a vest that would work well with this? Or I'm also thinking some kind of bar that I could hold under my arms while it lifts me up enough to get a chair or bench under me then I could transfer back into my chair. This winch also has a wireless remote.
abacoian I'd say it could work as long as it's mounted safely and securely. If you could get someone to fabricate a steel bar with a hook on each end, you could hook that bar onto the winch hook and use a regular sling.
So basically get one of these made that'll hook onto the winch -
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It says that it will hold 220 pounds, and I'm only about 135 pounds. Having one of these installed in my ceiling would mean that with just one otther petite lady, we could get me up off the floor and back sitting in my wheelchair. Have any of you here done such a scandalous thing?
When you get it figured out, come back to us on this, Abacolian. A Hoyer lift does take up a lot of space. Plus, the last I heard, Obamacare would only provide a manually operated Hoyer lift to be operated by an aide, not a battery operated one that would allow us to lift ourselves. To get the battery-operated model, the paralyzed person would have to pay the difference,...a few hundred dollars, as I recall.
Instead of a vest, what about a climbing harness? You would have to be able to roll at least onto your side but you can get both full-body and upper or lower body harnesses. Climbers are really resourceful - maybe stop by a climbing store or REI and talk to them.
My son had put one in my garage for me prior to me getting a standing frame. I had a 5 point harness,though it took a bit to get it adjusted. Would probably go with a smaller climbing harness instead if I was still needing it. He had a small block engine hoist, with a remote controller for it.he had it next to my ramp railing so I could hold on to it and be able to guide myself back into my chair. I would check out out a hoist from an auto parts place verses a handicap place just for the sake of cost.