The G-LIFT is designed to protect health care workers that are required to wear heavy lead aprons and or jackets as a part of their duties. The system is a fixed angle device based on well established orthopedic principles and when worn correctly the G-LIFT transfers the weight of the heavy lead apron or jacket to the pelvis. The rigid construction requires no contact with the neck or shoulders completely unloading the cervical spine and upper extremities providing freedom of movement while preventing painful and debilitating overuse injuries.
Radiation safety is very important for healthcare workers with frequent exposure to x-ray equipment. However, there is a high prevalence of chronic neck & back pain among wearers of radiation protective garments. The repetitive stress injuries caused by wearing radiation protective garments may result in shortened careers, chronic pain, & potentially more serious injuries resulting in the need for surgery.
G-LIFT is a longitudinal force transfer system specifically designed to address the chronic musculoskeletal stress of wearing protective aprons required to reduce radiation exposure. G-LIFT transfers the weight of the protective apron from the neck and shoulders to the iliac crests of the wearer. G-LIFT allows the wearer to remain mobile, is durable, and relatively inexpensive. The G-LIFT has been designed for ALL healthcare personnel wearing radiation protective aprons.
The G-LIFT is well designed and manufactured in the U.S. The G-LIFT may be purchased in different configurations based on the user's height and body shape. The G-LIFT has an adjustable pull pin that allows for easy, on the go adjustments. The G-LIFT can be pulled apart into two pieces allowing the system to be placed into a back pack or locker for easy storage.