The new Floor to Stand (FTS) is the latest revolutionary patient lift from IndeeLift. Building upon their groundbreaking Human Floor Lift's design, the Floor to Stand (FTS) system allows users to gradually stand from the lift's seat. The FTS's seat can remain stationary for traditional transfers to wheelchairs, chairs, beds, commodes, or couches. But by unlocking the seat platform, the seat will rotate as the user's body weight transfers to their legs. This rotation makes getting back on your feet more effortless than ever.
How do I Transfer from Floor to Stand?
Like the Human Floor Lift (HFL), the new Floor to Stand (FTS) Lift can be used independently or with a caregiver's assistance. The FTS can lift the user 30" off of the ground. The user can exit at any point throughout the lift.
With the seat unlocked, this height would be at the level the user feels comfortable standing and walking away or transferring to another surface or assistive device. Comfortably for those up to 6' 5". With the seat locked, the user can exit at any point where with the help of the rise assist handles can slide onto their chair, wheelchair, etc.
How to Use the FTS' Seat Tilt
Two locking tabs are located at the rear of the seat on either side of the vertical column. Both tabs must be slid back to their seat for rotation. Both locking tabs must be slid forward to lock the seat for rigid transfers.
The seat rotates forward a maximum of 27 degrees allowing the user's hips and legs to align. The seat does not push the user forward. As the user shifts their weight and adjusts their feet, the seat will gradually rotate underneath until they reach a standing position. If the user plans to stand following the lift, ensure their feet are correctly positioned for standing.
What is Standing Operation?
IndeeLift's new Floor Stand Lift can act like a motorized step ladder. While standing on the FTS's platform, one can rise to a safe height of 12" to 14". This height can help the user or caregivers reach high shelves or cabinets just out of reach.
Other Differences Between the HFL and FTS
Overall the Indeelift HFL and FTS patient lifts accomplish the same goal, lifting a fallen person off the ground safely and quickly. The HFL introduced in 2016 has helped countless users remain independent, empower their caregivers, and turn minor falls into minor inconveniences.
The Floor to Stand (FTS) builds on that design and adds a level of functionality. A lift is only as good as where it gets you. The Floor to Stand Lift offers a seamless transition to standing. And the patient lift's rise assist handles can double as sturdy support as you continue walking away from the FTS or transferring to another seat. The tilting seat helps make this one smooth motion. The user can also move onto the FTS from a chair, couch, or commode at any height and themselves to a standing position.
Besides the functionality, the Floor Stand and Human Floor Lift are available in different models. The HFL is available in two different sizes, the HFL-300 (supports up to 300 pounds) and the HFL-400 (supports up to 400 pounds). Each of these is available with or without chest and waist safety belts. While the FTS is available in the FTS-400 (supports up to 400 pounds) and the FTS-600 (supports up to 600 pounds). For a more specification comparison between the models: