A wheelchair inclined platform lift or “IPL,” provides unique option for accessibility up and down stairs without having to transfer out of your wheelchair. Inclined platform lifts allow the wheelchair user to drive onto a platform which drives along a track to bring the wheelchair user up and down the stairs with ease. Depending on the model, the platform of the lift may fold up against the wall, or may remain in a fixed position. All inclined platform lifts have the option of a remote “call-send,” which allows the users to remotely call the platform to their landing, or send it to the opposite landing.
Advantages of wheelchair inclined platform lifts
- Cost saving option, that costs a fraction of a home elevator
- Allows the wheelchair user to get up and down stairs while remaining in their wheelchair
- Provides a standard battery backup for ascending and descending stairs
- Space saving design that does not require hoistway construction
BILD offers quality IPL systems for both straight staircases through premier manufacturers such as Butler Mobility and Harmar. We use high quality, American made straight stairway inclined platform lift systems, that are customized to individuals and their home configurations.
Inclined platform lifts require sufficient head clearance, stairway width, and landing space at the bottom of the stairway.
Pete discusses how BILD modified his home with bathroom remodeling, door widenings, wheelchair lifts and a wheelchair ramp.