The Immedia PediTurn is a soft swivel turnplate which goes on the floor and can be used to facilitate transfers between seated positions, such as bed to wheelchair, or wheelchair to car.
This device comes in a soft version (this one) or a hard version. Some people feel that the soft version is easier to control enabling the users feet to remain more firmly in place. It is a matter of personal preference.
Ideal when the user cannot move their feet during the transfer, it reduces strain on knee and foot joints- removing the need to try to take small steps to turn around.
Constructed of smooth nylon material for optimal glide function, even when the feet are placed awkwardly on the turnplate, while the non-slip underside prevents the user from sliding.
The carer must ensure that they are able to safely guide the transfer when using a swivel turner. The use of a secure transfer belt is highly recommended so that the carer can guide the movement holding something more secure than movable clothing.