Stairlifts were invented in the 1920s by a Pennsylvania entrepreneur, CC Crispin. He created a way to help his ill friend get from one floor to the next using a seat that could climb stairs. This is the start of the modern stairlift, but there is evidence that King Henry VIII in the 1500s had the first stairlift, which was hauled up and down the stairs using a block and tackle system.
Today, the demand for stairlifts worldwide has grown exponentially year on year thanks to advancing technology, which has pushed stairlifts to a new level of reliability and functionality. The increase in demand is not showing any signs of slowing down any time soon, due to the increasing age of the population.
People are living longer and the average age of the world's population of 524 million in 2010 is expected to rise to more than two billion by 2050. As the population's average age increases, so do the need for mobility aids, such as stairlifts. With a stairlift installed in the home, the elderly can remain mobile and independent.
With technology advancing at such an exponential rate over the years, standard stairlifts, which work on a straight rail, can now be installed within a day of ordering. You can also get curved stairlifts and those for outdoors. Curved stairlifts are designed and manufactured based on unique staircase specifications.
During a recent interview, the Director at Associated Stairlifts, a Nottingham stairlifts specialist, said “The second most demand area in the world for stairlifts is Europe, this is often due to the UK providing qualifying citizens with grants to purchase mobility devices they need, including stairlifts. We have seen a rise in demand over the past couple of years for our straight and curved stairlifts with many clients taking advantage of our rental terms, without a long contract.”
With an increase in average age and more people choosing to live at home rather than going into assisted care, the demand for stairlifts is expected to continue rising over the next few years.
About Us: Associated Stairlifts is a leading stairlift supplier based in the United Kingdom. This well-established family-owned and operated company has been providing straight, curved, reconditioned, and rental stairlifts to customers on a national basis since 1990. The company has built up a solid reputation throughout the country for superior quality and value for money. Associated Stairlifts offers comprehensive advice combined with first-class service and support and the convenience of next-day installation. To find out more, visit https://www.associatedstairlifts.co.uk.