We first saw this product demonstrated at March’s Los Angeles Abilities Expo, and its versatility immediately suggested it would be equally welcome in clinics or long-term care facilities and private homes. The TRAM (TR
obility device) performs three distinct functions: It provides sit-to-stand lifts; allows supported ambulation; and enables seated transfers with no under-body sling — making toileting, for example, much easier. Rifton designed TRAM to still be compact and maneuverable, despite all that functionality. It weighs a little over 70 lbs., has a telescoping lift column, and has a 350-lb. weight capacity. An optional built-in scale makes it easy for caregivers and healthcare professionals to check a patient’s weight while performing a lift. And TRAM can be operated by a single caregiver, making it even more appealing, especially in busy healthcare settings.