Samarit Self Glide Board
Even if you are perfectly independent and manage most of your transfers yourself, sometimes sitting transfers are not as effortless and comfortable as you would like them to be. The Samarit Self Glide Board is designed to bridge a gap between two sitting surfaces, for example bed to chair, or wheelchair to car, allowing the user to move unassisted. Moreover, the board comes in a compact handy size that makes it fit nicely in any carrying pack or on the back of your wheelchair, which is ideal for individuals who are active and constantly on the go.
Features and BEnefits of the Samarit Self Glide Board
- Ideal for those who are independent but need some assistance
- Anti-slide adhesive ensures safe positioning on most surfaces
- Lightweight construction for effortless use
- Acid resistant, easy to clean and disinfect
- Maximum user weight of 28 stone (180kg)
- Dimensions (WxLxH): 21 x 50 x 1cm
Ergonomically Designed for Easy Lateral Transfers
The Samarit Glide Board is used to bridge a gap between two sitting surfaces; for example bed to chair, chair to commode, wheelchair to car, and allow an unassisted person to transfer between the two. With one ergonomically designed handle at the square end, you will find it easy to insert underneath prior to a transfer to another surface, while its size makes it practical to carry in any pack or attach to the back of a wheelchair.
This Glide Board is primarily used by people who can carry out the transfers themselves, due to the strength in their arms. Watch the video below for an example of an unassisted surface to surface transfer.
Most Common Areas of Use
Cost-efficient, comfortable and highly functional, this sitting transfer board is a highly popular choice among individuals who can move themselves due to their upper body strength. While ideal for use in all areas of healthcare where sitting transfers are frequent or probable, the Glide Board is most commonly used in:
- Car transport
- Children's nursing
- Emergency services
- General wards
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Social services