Features and Benefits of Handicare's 1100 Straight Stairlift

Features and Benefits of Handicare's 1100 Straight Stairlift

Posted by Susan T. on Jul 13th 2022

Elder adults and people with reduced mobility often face difficulty when navigating stairs. A person with a mobility impairment can lose their balance and fall down while going up or down the stairs. Oftentimes, they become dependent on caregivers to navigate stairs safely.

Stairlifts are designed to help people with mobility impairments safely traverse stairs. A stairlift is a motorized chair that travels along a rail securely bolted to the steps. Handicare’s 1100 Straight Stairlift is one of the most popular stairlifts on the market. It can support up to 309 pounds and comes with a host of safety features.

The 1100 features a foldable swivel seat and has a battery backup which enables it to be used during a power outage. If you believe that stairlifts are largely dull, uninspiring, and boring, you need to check out the 1100! It features a compact, stylish design that goes with almost any decor.

The 1100 features next-gen EasyGlide technology ensures a smooth ride. Thanks to its compact design, the 1100 takes less space on stairs than many other popular stairlifts on the market and can be installed closer to the wall. The stairlift uses the patented Multi-Drive System designed to ensure that it is operating at peak efficiency.

Unlike many other popular stairlifts that feature the traditional tooth rack model, the 1100 relies on a friction drive system devoid of gear rack. Therefore, it’s able to make less noise, operate smoothly, and is easy to maintain.

Primary Features

Rechargeable: Thanks to the 1100’s continuous charging function, it can be used during a power outage. Whether your stairlift is in operation or lying idle, it remains charged and saves power for when you need it most.

Multi-Drive Friction Technology: The 1100 Stairlift uses the patented Multi-Drive Technology. Four motors produce the energy required to transport the user up and down the stairs. The stairlift has an emergency stop button located at the bottom of the chair.

Space-saving Features: The 1100 features a footrest, fold-up seat, and armrests. Its compact design saves space for other stair users.

Safety and Security Features: The 1100 comes with an easy-to-use retractable seat belt. Safety sensors immediately stop the lift if they detect anything in the path. Its 80-degree swivel seat can be manual or powered, and ensures safe transfer onto, and off of, the lift. The stairlift comes with a key switch that prevents unauthorized use.

Convenience Features: An adjustable footrest comes standard with textured grips for enhanced traction. Additionally, the 1100 can be controlled remotely with a remote control.


Here are some notable benefits of the 1100 to keep in min.

Can Help Prevent Caregiver Burnout: People with mobility impairments depend on their caregivers to safely navigate steps. Caregivers often strain their back, neck, shoulders, or other body parts when helping people go up or down stairs. The 1100 is a blessing for people with mobility impairments as well as their caregivers.

Easy to Clean and Maintain: The 1100 does not use a tooth track. There is no grease or oil on the rails that can accumulate dirt, dust, and debris. Also, four brush heads constantly remove dust and dirt from the rail. Its vanilla beige leatherette finished seat does not only look great, it is also incredibly easy to clean. All these features help make maintenance a breeze.

Durability: The stairlift uses high-quality materials known to withstand the elements. With proper care and maintenance, the 1100 can last years.

Reliability: The 1100 features four motors. Even if one motor breaks down while you are going up or down the stairs, you will be able to complete your ride. The stairlift can be used during power outages due to a backup battery.

It is Safe to Use: The 1100’s powered swivel ensures a safe landing. It comes with a safety sensor that stops the lift when it senses any obstruction in the path.

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