Medical device classification to optimise the prescriptive accessibility options available to OTs

Medical device classification to optimise the prescriptive accessibility options available to OTs

AATs S-Max wheeled kinematic stairclimber

According to AATs understanding, the stairclimber is the only inter-floor transfer and gain access to devices that brings such accreditation.

The accreditation implies the devices is confirmed as contributing towards “treatment or alleviation of disease or treatment, reduction or compensation for an injury or handicap”, according to the Medical Devices Regulations description.

A stairclimber is a battery-powered, completely mobile tool that ascends and descends staircases either by seat or as a wheelchair carrier.

Healthcare professionals have a certified service to help individuals with their home mobility limitations and issues as AAT GB achieves Class I medical gadget classification for its series of S-Max stairclimbers.

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Managed by the clients carer, the S-Max stairclimbers battery-powered system smoothly moves up and down stairs, securely moving the individual with minimized movement from one level to another and onward, performing 300 actions from one battery charge.

AAT GB claims that the AAT S-Max has an “flawless” security record and eliminates the “significant threat” in the client being able to increase and downstairs.

Peter Wingrave, AAT Director, stated: “When access in, out and around the home due to the fact that of actions or stairs is a limiting factor in an individuals capability to be discharged, our stairclimber could be a key element in the care and assistance strategy.

When the initial recipient no longer requires the stairclimber, it can be returned to devices shops, and reissued to another individual.

Medical gadgets are offered a category depending upon the level of danger associated with them, for example, the strictest control is for products with the highest risk.

” The one tool can serve multiple layers of the Better Care structure- from accelerating medical facility discharge, offering a temporary solution to secure against threat whilst a more considerable adjustment is undertaken, empowering someone to remain in the house if they live in a flat, or being a long-lasting solution when alternative inter-floor access measures are not appropriate/practical.”

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AAT specialises in offering customised impairment gain access to and social addition options, such as add-on power units for wheelchairs and powered stairclimbers, having launched the Roby stairclimber last year to optimise the prescriptive choices offered to OTs, users and the public.

The rate of movement is entirely controlled by the caregiver, who gets full training from AAT as part of the assessment and arrangement procedure. When not in use, the S-Max can be folded away, optimising living space for all members of the household.