Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use the LifeGlider?

The LifeGlider is intended for use by individuals who:

  • Are between 5 ft. and 6 ft. – 4 inches (1.52 – 1.93 meters)
  • Have a total weight (including items held in hands or in bags etc.) not exceeding 250 pounds (113 kg)
  • Can stand for approximately one minute (long enough to fasten the security belt.)
  • Can follow instructions and use the device safely.

The LifeGlider can be used as part of a physical therapy or rehabilitation program. Depending on the situation, a caregiver or physical therapist can assist the user with getting into and out of the device.

If you are not sure whether the LifeGlider is appropriate for you, please consult your physician.

Where can the LifeGlider be used?

The LifeGlider is intended to be used in ADA compliant interiors and on ADA compliant pathways. Ideal surfaces are dry, flat, smooth and free of obstacles. In a home environment, the LifeGlider will fit through a standard width doorway.

What size device should I choose, Standard or Tall?

To determine which size of LifeGlider is right for you (Standard vs. Tall), consider both your height and your leg length:

  • If you are between 5’ and 5’10” (1.52 – 1.78 meters) the Standard device is appropriate.
  • If you are between 5’10” and 6’4” (1.78 – 1.93 meters) choose the Tall device.
  • If you are close to 5’10” in height, it is likely that either size will be suitable.
  • To aid in your decision, consider your leg length relative to your overall height;
    • If you have long legs (inseam of 33″-40″ (83.8 – 101.6 cm), choose the Tall device.
    • If you have shorter legs (inseam of 30″-35″ (76.2 -88.9 cm) choose the Standard size.

Users should wear a shoe with a slight heel when using the LifeGlider.

Can I buy a LifeGlider for my loved one?

Yes. Please see our How to Buy page for details.

Tips for New Users

If you are not accustomed to extended periods of upright mobility, consider starting with short periods of use (e.g. 15 minutes) and gradually increasing your time in the LifeGlider as your body adjusts. Keep in mind that your brain and muscles may need some time to get used to a new way of moving. Discontinue use if you feel uncomfortable or fatigued.