Stairlifts – Another Revolutionary Invention in The Market?
People with disabilities and deformations, elderly individuals, sick and medically unfit persons often seem to find climbing up and down the stairs, a nightmare! Stairs have been around for a while and so has been this issue. However, in the 1920s, a Pennsylvanian Entrepreneur C.C. Crispen, a self- tutored man, finally discovered a way to convey his sick friend from floor to floor in the house.
He wanted to invent a mechanical device in the form of a seat that would lift a person up and down the stairs on its own, without that individual having to put in any effort. He named his prototype the ‘Inclin-ator’.
In the modern world, stairlifts bath has been upgraded to quite an extent now. Modern stairlifts are armed with features like battery isolation switches, key switches, call stations, folding steps, speed regulators, ‘flip-up rail, seat belts, soft start, soft stop, and adjustable seat height. Globally- celebrated types of stairlifts are: –
- Straight-Rail Stairlifts: This is the most common type of stairlift to be used in the residential domain, precisely in houses with individual staircases and a straight track (rail). Straight- Rail stairlift is the least expensive type on the market today and can be installed within a few days of being ordered online.
- Curved-Rail Stairlifts: Curved-rail stairlifts are manufactured in such a way that they can trace the shape of an individual staircase (Curved). This type of stairlift can help eliminate the need for multiple straight rail stairlifts. Curved stairlifts are made custom-designed to follow the rail for every particular staircase which, ultimately, makes Curved-Rail Stairlifts much more expensive than the stairlifts for straight staircases.
- Wheelchair Vertical Platform Stairlifts: This kind of stairlifts are basically vertical stairlifts but what makes them distinct and fairly expensive is the heavier construction required which not only transports the person up or down the staircase but a wheelchair or a scooter along. A Wheelchair vertical platform stairlift is the best choice for people with disabilities or broken limbs.
- Outside Stairlifts: Outside stairlifts are accessible for both straight and curved staircases. These are somewhat similar to Indoor stairlifts but with some more features in order to withstand extreme temperatures and various weather conditions. These are basically installed on staircases for lakes-access and house entry.
- Previously Owned Stairlifts: This type of stairlifts is open to customization for mostly straight rail domestic staircases. The rails can be shortened if too long for the stairlift or can be stretched lengthwise by extending with a ‘Joining-Kit’.
- Goods Stairlifts: Goods stairlifts, as the name suggests, transport goods from one location to another between different floors in an establishment. These kinds of stairlifts consist of trays instead of seats. A lot of industrial buildings use goods stairlifts.
The prices of these stairlifts vary exceedingly based on the type the consumer wants. Concluding the article, I would like to declare that stairlifts are indeed a revolutionary product in the market today and it has proved its excellence not only in the residential segment but in the commercial world too. It offers both comfort and convenience to its consumers all around the world.