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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.

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Features

Key Features

  • Easily attaches to pre-existing wheelchairs
  • Will reposition a person weighing up to 550 lbs
  • Resets after each use, allowing free movement throughout the day
  • Battery-powered (rechargeable)
  • Weighs less than 10lbs and is easy to carry and transport
  • Safety features built-in: no pinch points ensuring safety and comfort; physical and electrical shut-offs that will stop the motor if the button remains pressed
  • Water-resistant
  • Specialized fabric sheet is durable, washable and easy to use
  • Includes a Bluetooth-enabled smart remote control that can be placed within reach of the wheelchair user (or attached to the handles or back of the wheelchair for caregiver use) that provides alerts to reposition and monitors the frequency of repositions throughout the day, giving caregivers data to compare the user’s actual movement to recommended guidelines for the prevention of pressure ulcers.

 

Paraglide® is the only wheelchair repositioning device that:

  • Allows the wheelchair user to move freely throughout the day between a slouched position and an upright position, providing comfort and protection against painful and costly pressure injuries.
  • Offers independence and dignity to wheelchair users, giving them control to move themselves at the touch of a button and replacing the need to be lifted in a sling by an overhead lift device (or pulled under the arms or belt loops, risking injury to caregivers).
  • Eliminates the risk of caregiver injury, offering a quick and safe automated solution to an often risky client repositioning task.
  • Reduces costs and increases productivity in care facilities by reducing workplace injuries and the need for labour intensive, time-consuming repositioning methods.
  • Provides alerts & monitors the level of care, collecting data about the frequency of repositions throughout the day. Armed with this data, caregivers and care facilities can compare the wheelchair user’s movement against the Mayo Clinic’s recommendations for the prevention of pressure ulcers, potentially preventing these injuries before they become a burden.

Paraglide is ideal for patients, residents and clients who are unable to reposition themselves manually, whether they are in:

  • Homes, where the individual lives alone or the caregiver is a spouse or family member
  • Homes receiving part-time home care
  • Continuing care homes, long-term care facilities and nursing homes with full-time residents

Specifications

A PARAGLIDE SYSTEM INCLUDES:

  • 1 x Paraglide rotating device
  • 1 x Paraglide sheet*
  • 1 x Bluetooth-enabled smart remote
  • 1 pair of attachment clamps (and spacers of various widths if needed)
  • 1 x charging cord
  • 1 x tool (which is all you need to get set up)
  • 1 x user manual

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About MacKenzie Healthcare Technologies

The development of Paraglide® came on the heels of a collaboration between MacKenzie Atlantic Tool & Die | Machining Ltd., NSCC and Northwood, a leading long-term care facility in Halifax. We were working to solve one of Northwood’s top challenges: employee injuries and short-term disability claims due to repositioning residents in wheelchairs. Working together over several years, we developed a manual device to help reposition patients in wheelchairs.

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