Evaluation: Arjo Maxi Move Mobile Patient Lift
July 17, 2019 | Evaluations & Guidance
- Patient lifts are capable of supporting patients who are unable to bear their own weight, and are designed to hoist and transfer patients safely to and from beds, wheelchairs, toilets, or bathtubs, as well as to pick up fallen patients.
- Major device components and software features:
- Base: V-shaped base design that can be opened for additional stability during a transfer or narrowed to move through a tight place. Four casters on the base allow the lift to move.
- Mast: Connects the base to the boom and supports the lifting mechanism
- Lifting mechanism: The Maxi Move utilizes a vertical lifting mechanism. The patient is kept at a constant distance from the mast while being lifted, parallel to the mast at all times. A lifting mechanism is hidden inside the mast and cannot be seen or touched by the user.
- Boom: Connected to the mast and extends over the base to support the spreader bar
- Spreader bar (also called a hanger, swivel, or sling bar): A sling is suspended from this bar. Arjo offers two-point, four-point, and stretcher bar options. The four-point spreader bar is available with clip- or loop-style attachments. Arjo also offers powered and manual dynamic positioning system (DPS) spreader bars, which allow the user to position the patient to recline or sit upright.