HoverJack® Air Patient Lift

Device to Lift Patients from Floor to Bed

The HoverJack Air Patient Lift allows caregivers to safely lift individuals who have fallen with fewer caregivers. The HoverJack consists of four chambers that are inflated to comfortably lift individuals from the floor to a bed or stretcher height.

The HoverJack can be used with the HoverMatt Air Transfer Mattress to provide caregivers a safe and efficient no-lift solution. After the individual has been lifted using the HoverJack, the HoverMatt can safely laterally transfer them to a bed or stretcher.

HT-Air Supply (sold separately) offers two airflow speeds, as well as a variable speed option for a gradual inflation, for patients who are sensitive, anxious and/or in pain. Learn More >

Benefits of the HoverJack:

  • System Flexibility – Allows use in hard-to-reach areas where floor & ceiling lifts may not be accessible
  • Individual Chamber Inflation – Allows caregivers to easily transfer patients to surfaces of varying heights
  • High Weight Capacity – Available in two sizes with a 1,200 lbs. weight capacity

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Facilitates Movement Across all Surfaces

The HoverJack has a Teflon coated bottom that makes it easy to move across all surfaces. This is helpful when a stretcher or a bed is not nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weight limit of the HoverJack?

The HoverJack has a weight limit of 1,200 lbs.

Can you over-inflate a HoverJack Device and cause it to burst?

No, not if you are using the HoverTech International Air Supply. The HoverJack Devices have been tested under conditions that would “over-inflate” using this air supply.

Can CPR be performed on the HoverJack?

Yes. Chest compressions are just as effective on the HoverJack Air Patient Lift as compared to compressions done on a hard ground surface.  Please be advised that compressions will only be effective if HoverJack chambers are fully inflated (hard to the touch).  Effective compressions with only one, two, or three HoverJack chambers is possible, but each chamber must be fully inflated (hard to the touch). Refer to technical study, Adequate Chest Compressions on the HoverJack: Can Adequate Chest Compressions be done on the HoverJack Patient Air Lift? > Investigators: Regina Hart, D.O., Amy Radzom, D.O., Joshua Onia, BA, NREMT-P, James P. Orlando, Ed.D , St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA)

What is the life expectancy of the HoverJack?

There is not an exact answer regarding the HoverJack except that there are many factors that can affect the life expectancy. In the HoverJack’s favor is the fact that it isn’t laundered and is used less frequently than a HoverMatt. Please refer to the HoverJack User Manual for full cleaning & maintenance instructions.

Is the HoverJack Air Patient Lift FDA approved?

HoverTech International is registered with the FDA. The HoverJack is listed as a Class II exempt device.

Can the HoverJack be used to lift a patient a moderate amount or must all chambers be inflated for it to be stable?

The HoverJack devices are made to be stable regardless of how many chambers are inflated. However, the four chambers MUST be fully inflated consecutively from the floor up. Each chamber should be fully inflated before inflating the next chamber. Each chamber will be hard to the touch when fully inflated.


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