It’s about People, not Products.
If you’ve visited our website in the last few days you’ve noticed that we have a new look.
I could tell you about all the new features and why we made the changes,
but it’s so intuitive, I think you’re going to find these out for yourself.
I only want to tell you about one idea that guided us during every step of the redesign:
Rifton is about people.
With our products we support an extraordinary group of people. (You know who you are.)
Take a look at the caregivers’ faces in these photos. Look at the care in their eyes.
With our new website we wanted to capture these people at their best...
Extra Special People
Contributed by Brett Haslam, Co-founder and President of Oconee County Cycling Organization
About four years a group of us became concerned about the number of cycling accidents in our area and decided to do something about it. We formed an organization to promote safe cycling, assist in improving bicycling infrastructure, and facilitate the growth of all types of bicycling in Oconee County, Georgia. We...
A Big Win for the TRAM and for Rifton
The Rifton TRAM, an innovative transfer and mobility device, won gold at the prestigious Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) held in Philadelphia last week on June 19, 2013. Recognized in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Products category, the TRAM was praised for its thoughtful design and revolutionary approach to safe patient handling.
Many of you who read this blog already know that the...
Announcing the Low-base Option for the Rifton TRAM
Since its launch in July 2012, the Rifton TRAM has enjoyed success in schools, hospitals, and institutions in the US and internationally. Its unprecedented ability to facilitate seated transfers, sit-to-stand lifting and supported gait training—without unwieldy slings and harnesses, lift arms, or overhead tracking systems—gained rapid interest.
Knowing that good patient outcomes are directly...
The Rifton TRAM Named as Finalist in the 2013 Medical Design Excellence Awards
We are thrilled to announce that the Rifton TRAM has been selected as a finalist in the 15th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition.
The Medical Design Excellence Awards are the industry’s premier design awards competition and is the only awards program exclusively recognizing contributions and advances in the design of medical products. Entries are evaluated on the basis of their...
World Down Syndrome Day
March 21st 2012 was the first celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. Only recently marked on the calendar by the General Assembly of the United Nations, this day is designated for raising public awareness for Down syndrome. The actual date (3/21) was not pulled out of mid-air, but has significance. It represents the triplication of the 21st chromosome which characterizes the condition.
There are some...
New From Rifton
TRAM Quick Reference Guide
The Rifton TRAM, our latest product offering, is a transfer and mobility device that performs three powerful functions: seated transfer, sit-to-stand lift, and gait training. While it’s remarkably simple to use, we have received some questions from the field that can be answered best with a few photographs. In addition, several customers needed a guide to provide a full...
Remember Why We Do This
We all know how complex and technical Medicaid rules can be. In 1993 a group of Medicaid recipients sued the District of Columbia for violating some of those rules. Giving judgment in the case, U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler prefaced her opinion with an important observation:
This case is about people—children and adults who are sick, poor, and vulnerable—for whom life, in the...
MOVE ing Forward
An update on the MOVE Curriculum As many of you will know, we at Rifton have worked with MOVE International over many years. For those who don’t know, the MOVE program is an activity-based curriculum designed to teach students with disabilities basic functional motor skills of sitting, standing, walking and transitions needed for life within the home and community environments. The last fifteen...
Cheerleaders and Football Players Shine
Attending high school in the mid ‘90s, I noticed that students with obvious physical and mental disabilities—while integrated into our classrooms—were politely but firmly shut out of school social life. For any of them to have been voted “Most Lovable” or “Most Popular,” much less homecoming king or queen, would have been almost unthinkable, although they often...