The Aerolet Toilet Lift is an ergonomic toilet-aid designed to facilitate independent toilet use for anyone with a limited capacity of muscular strength.
Based on the natural motion of standing, the Aerolet Toilet Lift offers ideal support by moving the trunk forward and locating the centre of gravity above the feet as the knee and hip joint stretch synchronously.
Unique Concept – Multi-Adaptation
An important advantage of the Aerolet Toilet Lift is the adaptability to the user. The Aerolet Toilet Lift is adjustable to leg lenght and the level of trunk-stability.
The AEROLET TOILET LIFT RANGE consists of different type of lifts all designed to meet different needs:
Tilting Toilet Lift / Standard Model
Vertical Toilet Lift / Standard Model
PLC Type (Personal Length Combination) **
** Ideal for Hospitals, Rehab Centers and Care Institutions
Advantages:Optimum support for the natural standing up motion
The user maintains constant contact with the floor allowing a stable seat position
The normal seat position stimulates defecation
Easy to use electronic controls
The arm supports (possible foldaway) are height adjustable
Fast and easy installation
Greater safety in assisting patients decreasing risk for caregivers and family members
Too high is also not good!
A bowl that is too high can lead to difficulty with defecation or insufficient 'urine flow'. Ideally, the bowl height should be variable: higher for standing up and lower for defecation.
On the other hand, too high bowls could cause difficulties in cleansing oneself as the bidet nozzle would remain at a lower level.
Standing up from the toilet is an important movement. If standing is becoming difficult, one can try to adapt the seat height. This is achieved using higher bowls (46 or 50 cm) or by using another higher, riskier toilet seat. The bowl is then high enough that one can stand by oneself (and a caregiver does not have to bend), but other problems arise.
TOILET LIFT RANGE
AEROLET - TILTING TOILET LIFT
The Aerolet toilet lift offers the perfect support to achieve the ideal movement, irrespective of the users' build. The Aerolet toilet lift provides a constant up and down motion at the pressing of a button. Driven by actuators on the left and right sides connected with a synchronic control mechanism the toilet lift maintains a steady lowering and raising motion.
AEROLET - VERTICAL TOILET LIFT
This type toilet lift will be applied for a vertical 'stand-up' motion. The Toiletlift is ideal for users with none or very limited flexion in hips and/or knees, what possible restrictions in moving the torso forward might have caused.
IDEAL FOR: The vertical Toiletlift offers the perfect support to achieve the right natural 'stand-up' motion. The very quiet Toilet Lift is ideal for people who have arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, post polio, muscle loss in their legs, hemoplegia, stroke and other disabling conditions. The Toilet Lift is standard equipped with foldaway arm supports. During the sitting down and stand-up motion these arm supports move along with the user and give constant support. No leg muscle is required. The toilet seat rise depends on the bowl height. When the bowl is 40 cm high, the maximum rise is 85 cm and when the bowl is 50 cm high, the maximum rise is 95 cm.
The PLC TYPE for CARE INSTITUTIONS (PLC: Personal Length Combination)
The Personal Length Combination – Designed for Hospitals, Rehab Centers, Care Institutions
In healthcare institutions often the situation arises when residents need to share the same toilet. One tries (possibly with or without assistance) to stand up in every possible way. For one the bowl is too high or too low. For the other, the wall grip is too high or too low.
A rather high bowl is the best option for standing up with the least effort. However, a high bowl is counter productive due to loss of energy, thus increasing the chance of constipation and risks such as a CVA. During bowel movement, the pelvis should be tilted properly backwards. The lower your sitting position, the easier bowel movement is and the less cardiovascular pressure (pushing) is being exerted. But a ’deep’ position also means that standing up is difficult.
The solution for imitating this natural motion of sitting down and standing up is provided by the Aerolet toilet lift type PLC for intramural care. This allows different users to activate their personal lift height by themselves by using a control panel with five stand-up options with coloured lights support. In particular, the lower leg length is important, so that the feet remain in contact with the floor.
The individual variation is a result of two main issues:
♦ The degree to which the tilting of the trunk varies; there appears to be connection with a person’s stature: heavier persons move down lower to obtain more compensation through the centre of gravity. By leaning the trunk forward, the centre of gravity is placed above the feet. As a result, the moment on the knee joint is reduced.
♦ The connection with the starting position of the lower leg in relation to the sitting height: short legs remain upright, whereas long legs have been tilted in order to sit down.
This Aerolet toilet lift type PLC is also beneficial to care providers. No longer having to provide assistance when standing up will certainly be perceived as less physical load. Vice versa, the users of the lift will feel less hurried by a carer waiting at the other side of the door.
Able-bodied persons experience no inconvenience whatsoever from this Aerolet toilet lift, as long as the toilet seat remains in its lowest position.
This diagram shows the maximum toilet sitting height of the 5 different positions for a toilet bowl height from 40 cm to a maximum of 50 cm.
As an indication:
Position 1: for user height of approx. 140-150 cm
Position 2: for user height of approx. 150-160 cm
Position 3: for user height of approx. 160-170 cm
Position 4: for user height of approx. 170-180 cm
Position 5: for user height of approx. 180-190 cm