Sizewise, a growing and diversified medical equipment manufacturer, today announced the newest in its Shuttle Series of products — the industry’s most advanced and secure means for mobilizing patients in a hospital setting. The Shuttle A Series™ is built on the strength and design of its predecessor The Shuttle B Series, which serves as a bariatric transport device.
“We’ve dominated the market with the Shuttle B Series, the only product of its kind to support up to 1,000 lbs, and now we’re pleased to deliver on the demand we’ve heard to create the same Shuttle for more average-sized patients,” said Trever Frickey, chief operating officer at Sizewise.
The Shuttle A Series is the ultimate transitional medical device designed for use in rehabilitation, examination and transportation. The Sizewise Shuttle Series of products are designed to help caregivers with safe patient handling so both the patient and healthcare professional do not suffer costly or life-threatening injuries.
“The Shuttle A Series transforms with the touch of a button from stretcher to chair position and is perfect for use with a lateral transfer device to assist with ambulating a patient,” said Frickey. “The seat assist function is complete with ambulation poles for the safety and confidence of the patient and caregiver.”
Uniquely, the Shuttle A Series has a tilt and recline function, along with an escalating height up or down. The seat has a three-layer foam insert for further comfort and weight distribution and leg supports elevate independently with retractable foot rests. The Shuttle A Series supports a weight capacity of 650 lbs and is the third in a line of Shuttle products – The Shuttle B Series™ and B Series LTC™ (a more economical model) are designed for the bariatric patient up to 1,000 lbs.
With an optional Power Drive, The Shuttle A Series can safely navigate smooth floors, thick carpet and uneven terrain in both the chair and stretcher position. With the ease of a feather-touch hand control, caregivers can propel patients at variable speeds up ramps and over door jambs. A unique center wheel design allows for easy maneuvering.