Transferlife™ is an innovative, disposable sheet for effortless transfer of patients from one bed to the other or from bed to stretcher and vice- verse without lifting the patient. It is fabric based solution that requires only one to two caregivers for patient transfer and reduces transfer time & effort significantly. The sheet includes a top surface & a bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface has a substantially low coefficient of friction. The sheet has inbuilt system that provides rigidity & strength to enable smooth patient transfer.

Transferlife™ – A Novel Patient Transfer Device has been developed under School of International Biodesign (SIB) supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology , Government of India implemented at All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) & Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD).

The technology for Transferlife™ is being licensed by BCIL to M/s. Vista Furnishing Pvt. Ltd., Ghaziabad for expeditious commercialization for addressing this long unmet need.

Unique Features

  • Avoids the process of lifting the patient while transferring from one bed to the other which can cause injury to patients especially spinal injury and
    orthopedic patients
  • Simple, Robust, Quality product which enables patient transfer among beds or stretchers of different heights.
  • No maintenance, storage or power source required for patient transfer.
  • Protects mattress by absorbing body fluids.
  • No insertion is required underneath the patient for transfer.
  • Class 1 device – Exempted from certification.
  • Waterproof, Sterile and can be used upto 48 hours
  • Disposable and gamma sterilized—protects from infection
  • Friction reducing sheath decreases physical strain to the users.
  • Sterile & disposable, controls cross – contamination, laundry & sterilization costs.
  • Ability to transfer the patients on beds and stretchers of different heights up to 6” and gap up to 3”

Areas of Application

  • Ambulances
  • Operation Theaters
  • Patient wards
  • Emergency departments
  • Military & Paramilitary units

Benefits of Product

  • Does not compromise the safety of the patients and caregivers alike.
  • Reduces caregivers’ effort as compared to traditional methods of shifting patients
  • Avoids the time consuming and cumbersome process of collecting the manpower to move the patient causing unnecessary delays
  • No upfront capital expenditure required by the hospital
  • Mitigates the loss of productivity of manpower associated with the
    existing methods of transferring patients.
  • Low cost alternative to the various techniques of transferring patients.