If a patient can get up and stand on their own, they can use a manual winch. This winch is similar to those used for pulling boats onto trailers and works very simply. To raise the harness to a comfortable level, simply rotate the crank. The ratchting action holds you up. This allows a very fine degree of adjustment and the adjustment can be done by the patients themselves. To lower yourself, you release a catch, and you can then lower yourself. It requires no external power or maintenance of any kind. However, it is not strong enough to list the entire weight of a patient from a sitting position.
Anticipated Sample Retail Price: $60