Welcome to the third installment of Building Design+Construction’s “Great Solutions,” highlighting 14 innovative technologies and products that you can put to work in your next project.
PATIENT LIFT PENDANT
New lift system saves money, backaches for care providers
The Patient Lift Pendant (PLP) is a new combination boom and lift developed by Amico Corp. that increases real estate in the ceiling to allow for installation of additional medical equipment and lighting in patient rooms. The PLP assists with repositioning, turning, and transferring immobilized patients without any lifting by nurses or other hospital staff. It also eliminates the need to install tracks in the ceiling by integrating the patient lift track into the pendant arm. The PLP is capable of utilizing a patient lift motor rated to lift up to 1,000 pounds. A direct power source ensures the lift is always charged and ready for use.