The Paraglide® automated repositioning system for wheelchair users is the latest in assistive device technology that changes the way people are repositioned in wheelchairs in homes, hospitals and care facilities around the world. With Paraglide’s patented technology, a wheelchair user can move freely from a slouched position to an upright position with the touch of a button – safely, independently and with dignity.
Paraglide® is an easy-to-use device that attaches to a wheelchair and will reposition a person from a slouched position to a properly seated upright position at the touch of a button – safely and independently.
Paraglide® is the only wheelchair repositioning device that allows the wheelchair user to move freely, offers independence and dignity, eliminates the risk of caregiver injury, reduces costs and increases productivity, and monitors the level of care.
Here's what people are already saying about Paraglide's potential impact on workplace safety and users' quality of life.
It's wonderful and every institution should have it.
Best thing ever.
I feel much better after Paraglide pulls me back. Before getting it, my bottom would feel sore after sitting in my wheelchair for a while. I would have to tilt my power wheelchair back as far as it could go to relieve my discomfort. Now, I'm not feeling any pain at all.
Our staff love them so much and we're finding it so effective to reposition residents!
Aware Nova Scotia
The [Nova Scotia] healthcare industry as a whole pays more than $60 million in WCB premiums. More importantly, too many healthcare workers are being injured on the job. Paraglide is a promising innovation that has the potential to eliminate the risk of injury to healthcare workers while also providing client-centred care.
East Cumberland Lodge
We are very happy to try this brand-new product out. I have been working in healthcare for about 10 years and I have never seen anything like this, and it makes me think, why didn’t I think of this?!
Funding available for Nova Scotia Nursing Homes/Care Agencies
Paraglide was approved in May 2021 as an eligible safety equipment device available for one-time funding through the 2021-22 Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Safety Equipment Fund to help make workplaces for care staff safer.
Covid-19 impact on production:
Global market shortages of certain components within the Paraglide system have resulted in increased lead times. Inventory from each production run will be secured and delivered based on when the orders are received.
Pre-order today to lock in pricing and to secure your Paraglide system(s) in our next production run.