Powered leg lifters attach to the bed frame and have a powered raising platform. The platform raises through a right angle, lifting your legs to a horizontal position level with the mattress. When the platform is raised, you can slide your legs off the platform and onto the bed. Some of the devices use a compressor to fill an air sack, which, as it inflates, raises the platform. They are controlled by a handset, which either has two separate switches for up and down or a rocker switch.
You must have good sitting balance to use powered leg lifters.
Some powered leg lifters user a compressor to fill an air sack. Many of these compressors make a noise similar to a vacuum cleaner and may be disturbing for some people.
An alternative to a bed-attached powered leg lifter is the Rotoflex bed. This bed has the unique feature of an in-built rotational system which lifts the users legs into the centre of the bed.
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