Mobile Full Body Lift: The Aerial 

The Aerial is a Mobile Full Body Lift that enables caregivers to assist users who are non-weight bearing transfer between a bed, chair, or commode.  Patients using this lift need maximum assistance. Mobile Full Body Lifts may sometimes be referred to as a “Patient Lift”. The Aerial is an excellent tool to mitigate caregiver risk of injury when practicing Safe Patient Handling.

Product Numbers

Aerial Device: #51870

Low Leg Option: #51870-LL
Patient Scale: #52439A

Replacement Parts:
24″ Sling Bar: #52420
Four Point Sling Bar: #52442
15″ Sling Bar: #52419
Handset/Pendant: #51661
Lithium-Ion Battery: #52431
Battery Charger: #51960

4 Applications

Bed Transfers: Boosting

Bed Transfers: Boosting

Floor Recovery

Floor Recovery

Range of Motion: Limb Lifting

Range of Motion: Limb Lifting

Seated Transfers: Sitting Edge-of-Bed

Seated Transfers: Sitting Edge-of-Bed


Maximum Load: 600 lbs / 272 kg
Door Clearance: 31.6″
Under Bed Clearance: 3.8″
Low Leg Option – Under Bed Clearance: 2.5″
Turning Diameter: 64.3″

Why the Aerial

The Aerial features an actuator that assists with lifting the patient from a seated or lying position when using a loop-style sling. The sling bar can also lower to the floor to lift patients who have fallen.  A low-base model is available to accommodate beds and stretchers that have lower clearances.

Need to get around a commode, toilet, or chair? No problem – the Aerial has an expandable base. Simply push and hold the close or open button on the control pendant for closer access to the patient.

Lastly, training and education resources can be quickly accessed by scanning the QR code printed on the Aerial. Tip sheets, videos, and user manuals can all be viewed on a smartphone using any free QR code reader app.

Videos and Literature

Red button medium HoverAerial Video Tutorials
Aerial BrochurePDF
Aerial Tech Data SheetPDF
Aerial Operating
Instructions for Use
Aerial Scale InstructionsPDF

Sling Information

Sling BasicsPDF
Patient SlingsPDF

Important Notice

The patient to be transferred must be assessed by a qualified professional before attempting to lift and transfer.

Before using the sling, familiarize yourself with the proper method of sling attachment and lift operation. You can find this information in the operator’s manual provided with your lift system.

Inspect the sling carefully before each use. If fraying, seam separation, or other damage is visible or suspected, dispose of it immediately and replace it with a new sling.

Finally, never exceed the weight limitations of your lift or sling, as serious harm to the patient or caregiver may result.