ableSling

The ableSling is the world’s first, in-situ sling that also has a seating element combined. The ableSling has been designed to enhance day-to-day living for children, particularly for those with neuromuscular conditions who are unable to transfer themselves to and from a wheelchair unaided. Whether it’s getting to and from the bed, to simply being an in-situ sling for repositioning throughout the day, to being a transfer solution when out in the community when hoists are not available, the versatility of the ableSling is what makes it so unique. It is also perfect for emergency use due to its ease of use. It is fantastic for children who want to take part in sport and other activities. A child using an ableSling will be able to join in with their peers during school trips, out of school activities such as cubs and brownies, beach trips and anything else that the child takes an interest in. Travelling with a child in a wheelchair will become so much more comfortable, safe, dignified and convenient when using the ableSling. The seating element of our product ensures that when children are out of their wheelchair, pressure relief and support can be maintained with the ability to insert an existing wheelchair cushion inside the ableSling, a foam cushion, gel pad or even wedges – ensuring safety, dignity and comfort at all times.

Whether its getting to and from the bed, to simply being an in-situ sling for repositioning throughout the day, to being a transfer solution when out in the community when hoists are not available. And superb for emergencies. It is fantastic for children who take part in sport and particularly travel. The seating element of our product ensures when children are out of their wheelchair, pressure relief and support can be maintained with the ability to insert an existing wheelchair cushion inside the ableSling, a foam cushion, gel pad or even wedges – ensuring safety, dignity and comfort at all times.

The ableSling comes in 4 sizes:

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • X-Large

The most common for Paediatric is Small and Medium.

Using the picture below, measure ‘C’ and ‘K’ on the individual

Using those measurements, identify in the table below the best size for the individual. If you are still unsure, please contact us using our enquiry form at the bottom of the page.

Sizes

Total Width

Cushion Space – Width (W) x Length (L)

Cushion Thickness

Seat Depth

Back Height

Small 15.5 – total width Up to 15 (W) x 15 (L) Up to 3 15 19
Medium 16.5 – total width Up to 16 (W) x 16 (L) Up to 3 16 19
Large 17.5 – total width Up to 17” (W) x 17” (L) Up to 3 17 21
X-Large 18.5” – total width Up to 18 (W) x 18 (L) Up to 3 18 21
Weight 1.5 kg
Size Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
ableSeat Discret, Manual Transfer, Hoist Transfer, Cushion, Pouch, Seating
Certification Class 1 Medical Device, CE marked
Safe Working Load  200KG
BS EN Designed, manufactured and approved under BS EN 10535:2006, The Hoist and Sling Standard
Washing Laundered upto 70oc, using a mild soap solution and rinse

If you are applying for funding internally within your organisation, we have created a useful document that you can attach to your request as supporting evidence to help support your justification for the need of the ableSling for your client.

Download supporting evidence pdf

If unsuccessful when applying for funding for a child, we have established a working relationship with Tree of Hope. They are a fantastic charity and you can apply to get medical equipment through the charity.

Tree of Hope Funding

If you are still unsure, you can contact us:

  • Using our live chat in the bottom right hand corner and one of the team will be available to help.
  • By email at sales@ablemove.co.uk
  • Through our contact form here

The ableSling is a worlds first, in-situ sling that also has a seating element combined. The ableSling has been designed to enhance day-to-day living for children, particularly for those with neuromuscular conditions who are unable to transfer themselves to and from a wheelchair. Whether its getting to and from the bed, to simply being an in-situ sling for repositioning throughout the day, to being a transfer solution when out in the community when hoists are not available. And superb for emergencies. It is fantastic for children who take part in sport and particularly travel. The seating element of our product ensures when children are out of their wheelchair, pressure relief and support can be maintained with the ability to insert an existing wheelchair cushion inside the ableSling, a foam cushion, gel pad or even wedges – ensuring safety, dignity and comfort at all times.

The ableSling comes in 4 sizes:

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • X-Large

The most common for Paediatric is Small and Medium.

Using the picture below, measure ‘C’ and ‘K’ on the individual

Using those measurements, identify in the table below the best size for the individual. If you are still unsure, please contact us using our enquiry form at the bottom of the page.

Sizes

Total Width

Cushion Space – Width (W) x Length (L)

Cushion Thickness

Seat Depth

Back Height

Small 15.5 – total width Up to 15 (W) x 15 (L) Up to 3 15 19
Medium 16.5 – total width Up to 16 (W) x 16 (L) Up to 3 16 19
Large 17.5 – total width Up to 17” (W) x 17” (L) Up to 3 17 21
X-Large 18.5” – total width Up to 18 (W) x 18 (L) Up to 3 18 21
Weight 1.5 kg
Size Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
ableSeat Discret, Manual Transfer, Hoist Transfer, Cushion, Pouch, Seating
Certification Class 1 Medical Device, CE marked
Safe Working Load  200KG
BS EN Designed, manufactured and approved under BS EN 10535:2006, The Hoist and Sling Standard
Washing Laundered upto 70oc, using a mild soap solution and rinse

If you are looking to submit for funding internally, we have created a useful document that you can attach to your request as supporting evidence to help support your justification for the need of the ableSling for your client.

Download supporting evidence pdf

If unsuccessful when applying for funding for a child, we have established a working relationship with Tree of Hope. They are a fantastic charity and you can apply to get medical equipment through the charity.

Tree of Hope Funding

Still unsure, you can contact us:

  • Using our live chat in the bottom right hand corner and one of the team will be available to help.
  • By email at sales@ablemove.co.uk
  • Through our contact form here

How do our e-Assessments work?

How does our e-Assessements work?

Book your e-Assessment

We organise for our equipment to be sent to you or your client

Conduct e-Assessment on a conference call with you and your client

Simply return the equipment if not suitable or purchase and retain equipment

ableSling accessories

Useful attachments with ableSling