A unique harness or sling, designed and created by a woman with a disability, Judy Hoit.
"Pakkie" (a mobility
transfer sling), allows 2 people to move a person requiring assistance
from one location to another. One grasps loops at the knees, a second
grasps loops near the shoulders, and in a single action, they lift and
move the person to the desired location.
"Pakkie" reduces pain and
stress for the person requiring assistance. It is simple and easy to
use. There are no moving parts to break or repair.
The "Pakkie" is made of a material that is lightweight (weighs less than
one pound), durable, and is easy to store. The "Pakkie" may be sprayed
with disinfectants for medical purposes.