5 Ultra Cool Transfer Boards

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.
There are loads of transfer boards and styles available, here are a few interesting boards each with it's own set of pros and cons:

Notched Transfer Board

  • 8"W x 29"L
  • Secures to wheelchair arm
  • Smooth lacquered finish for easy transfers

Key Specs

  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Weight: 5 lbs.

Q2 Mobility Transfer Board

Q2 Mobility Transfer Board

Dimensions of the Q2 Mobility Transfer Board:

29.52 in. L x 13.30 in. W (750 mm x 338 mm)

Maximum thickness: .47 in. (12 mm)

Minimum thickness: .24 in. (6 mm)

Weight: 3.53 lbs. (1.6 kg)

Weight capacity: 627 lbs. (285 kg)

Available Accessories:

Carrying Strap- Used to carry the Q2 board over the shoulder. Quick-release snaps allow for easy attachment and removal.

Glidesheet Attachment- An ultra-low friction fabric sheet attachment designed to be used during seated transfers with larger patients, or transfers when the patient's bare skin is exposed. 

Roll Easy Transfer Board


Designed by an occupational therapist, the Roll Easy transfer boards feature rows of lacquer-finished hardwood balls to facilitate an easier transfer of patient from wheelchair to car, chair or bed. Balls are held in place by rows of wooden dowel rods. These boards require less strength than standard transfer boards. Boards measure 8 1/4”W and weigh 3 3/4 lb.

Sometimes using a transferring when wet can be a challenge,  here are some 'slick' alternatives designed to make transferring when wet easy.

Ultra Slick

The composite outer layer of the UltraSlick® produces a constant slick surface that requires no waxing and never needs refinishing. The plastic surface over layers of select hardwood increase strength so the board is thin (7/16") and very lightweight. A lacquered finish on the back allows for easy placement of board, while reducing board movement during transfers.

The UltraSlick Transfer Boards are available in 24", 27" and 30" lengths.

Ultra Slick Transfer Board Specifications:

Weight limit : 250 lbs.
Board width: 8 inches.

The Ultra Slick got great reviews:

Customer Reviews
Transfer Board
Absolutely the BEST.......I replaced one that I've had for 5 years and IT was Still in working order
Reviewed by: Jerry Valdez from Albuquerque NM. on 12/4/2013
We had a hard plastic transfer board that was very uncomfortable for my wife to use.She has ALS, this board is easier and more comfortable for her and it slides very easily.
Reviewed by: Sharon from Covington,Ga. on 7/16/2013
Not quite as slick as I was hoping. No different than my maple board when it was new. Good board.
Reviewed by: Walter Hartyness from Niceville, FL. on 7/10/2013
Works as advertised. Definitely slicker than typical wood or plastic transfer boards. I'm satisfied.
Reviewed by: John from Alexandria, VA. on 1/30/2013
UltraSlick Transfer Board
Outstanding product! Immediate help to my wife on her transfers. After 30 years with a standard board this was a major, major improvement
Reviewed by: Robert Walter from Ft bMyers Fl. on 9/20/2012

Last but not least my favorite, the Beasy Boards

The Sliding Transfer Board, or Beasy Board, is one of the best wheelchair transfer boards on the market. Just put it under your bottom and the swivel disc that you sit on effortlessly slides you to the other side. Comes in three sizes: 40" for transfers that need a little more room (i.e., car or bed transfer), 32" for curved areas, or 27.5" model for shorter transfers.
  • Tapered design for easy use in various wheelchair transfers
  • Ideal for transfers between chairs, wheelchairs, beds, etc.
  • Round sliding disc makes transfers easier and more comfortable
  • All models support weight of over 400 lbs.

Anyone else know of any interesting transfer boards?  The most difficult transfer boards to find seem to be the transfer boards for transferring when wet.  Anyone know of anything else please share.

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