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  • Could an electric winch like this one be a good answer for getting on and off floor?

    http://www.harborfreight.com/2500-lb...rol-61297.html I know some can get on and off the floor with no assistance. I can't I'm looking for a way that will work. A hoyer lift would but it costs from a few hundred to a few thousand, and it would take too much space.

    My thought is if this winch can be installed in the ceiling securely that it should work. The install would be a big part, but once installed it would take little room. But is there a vest that would work well with this? Or I'm also thinking some kind of bar that I could hold under my arms while it lifts me up enough to get a cair or bench under me then I could transfer back into my chair. This winch also has a wireless remote.

    Appreciate feedback and ideas. Thank you.

    Ian
    My GoPro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-J...L-yxxXsTXJuKlg

  • #2
    Could the Para Ladder for $995.00 work you? http://www.paraladder.com/

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    • #3
      I don't think that winch would work because its 12v. You can find little ones that are 110v, but you can only fall out of your chair right under it. Look for a used lift or an engine hoist. If you are going to need someone to help you, you could use a block and tackle. A climbers harness might work for you. I think they are called french harness.

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      • #4
        You can also get a Camel or Elk air-inflated lifter (battery powered) but someone would have to bring it to you, and help you operate it, and they are not cheap. Used by a lot of first responders (fire & police) for getting people up off the floor when they have fallen.

        http://mangarhealth.com/ems/patient-lifting/

        (KLD)
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        • #5
          I used a winch like that but the hand crank style years ago to assist me in standing with long leg braces but I had to line up under it first.
          ^^(A)^^

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          • #6
            Question about this, might a air mattress with an electric pump work?
            My GoPro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-J...L-yxxXsTXJuKlg

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            • #7
              don't think i could use the para ladder and $995 is high for me. Can a 110v winch be plugged into an outlet?
              My GoPro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-J...L-yxxXsTXJuKlg

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              • #8
                how does a block and tackle work?
                My GoPro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-J...L-yxxXsTXJuKlg

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                • #9
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiBcur1aqcg

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR6PTkwords

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebwdFQB-5Fg

                  (KLD)
                  The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dontevergiveup View Post
                    don't think i could use the para ladder and $995 is high for me. Can a 110v winch be plugged into an outlet?
                    110 is what normal house current is. Runs your vacuum, micro wave, tv.
                    Air mattress probably won't get you high enough.

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                    • #11
                      I bought a second one of these just for getting off the floor:
                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/AquaJoy-Save...1%26rkt%3D1%26
                      Watch craigslist everyday for a bargain price. I got a second one for two hundred and a third broken one free. The broken one is best because I've reworked it to operate off my wheelchair add on battery. It can never would be used in the tub again though as the current is too dangerously high.
                      I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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                      • #12
                        That looks like it might help. I wish I knew how to make things, look at this video: https://youtu.be/MgBsgxCNgQs?list=LL..._ADKfNSWyhx_eA It seems to use pistons to lift your weight. I imagine knowing how to make something like that would be very useful.
                        My GoPro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-J...L-yxxXsTXJuKlg

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                        • #13
                          Not sure what exactly you need it to do, but what about this...

                          http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...art-60730.html

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                          • #14
                            The link said not found. I want something to help me on and off the floor.
                            My GoPro videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-J...L-yxxXsTXJuKlg

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                            • #15
                              We used the 110V 400 lb hoist and power trolley from Harbor Freight to move my wife between chair and bed. Mounted an Ibeam just under the ceiling to hang them from; used the spreader bar & sling from a Hoyer lift. Looked awful, worked well. Only do something like that if you can be 100% confident of your construction - it might kill if it fell on you; it's bloody heavy. But like another poster said, it will help you only when you happen to fall near it.

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