PPS Glide

The PPS Glide is an innovative, air assisted safe patient handling solution.

Similar to an air hockey table, our technology reduces friction by circulating low pressure, high volume air through thousands of micro perforations.  This creates a cushion of air upon which the patient can be effortlessly moved from one surface to another.

Enhanced ergonomics and ease of use significantly reduces the amount of exertion required for patient transfers, and allows for greater patient comfort, increased operational efficiency and a safer workplace for caregivers. Portability, a small storage footprint, and radiology compatibility are all added benefits.

The PPS Glide is the optimal safe patient handling product to meet your patient transfer needs in any patient care venue, especially the ED, OR, ICU, cath lab. Lateral transfer devices like the PPS Glide have been shown to require nearly 90% less exertion than a standard drawsheet.


Caregivers can safely transfer the largest of patients.


Enhances caregiver and patient safety alike.


Radiolucent and MRI compatible.


Comes in multiple sizes.

Product Features


Makes lateral patient transfers nearly effortless for caregivers.

The PPS Glide allows two caregivers to laterally transfer a patient safely while reducing the potential for back injury. The core of the system is an inflatable mat that lifts and floats the patient on a cushion of air, that with very little effort, caregivers can transfer even very large patients from one surface to another.


Extended Pull Handles

Two nurses can laterally transfer a patient with the siderails up while maintaining an upright ergonomic posture.


Blower Unit

This lightweight unit supports all three PPS Glide transfer mat sizes, for patients up to 1000 lbs.


Compact Roller Tote

Makes transport and storage of the PPS Glide system simple.



The transfer mat is machine-washable, making cleaning convenient.


Enhanced Security for Patients

Safety straps and thermal protection help position the patient for enhanced comfort during transfer.


Available in Multiple Sizes

Length 78″ (198.1 cm)

Width 28″ (71.1 cm)

Capacity 500 lb. (225 kg)


Length 78″ (198.1 cm)

Width 32″ (81.3 cm)

Capacity 700 lb. (225 kg)


Length 78″ (198.1 cm)

Width 46″ (116.8 cm)

Capacity 1000 lb. (453 kg)

Stryker Transition


Patient Positioning Systems, LLC has recently acquired the Stryker™ Glide portfolio. PPS was formed to develop and sell medical equipment focused on the proper positioning of obese patients for improved safety and treatment outcomes. PPS recognizes the market need for high quality, cutting edge positioning products that benefit the bariatric patient population and reduce injuries to caregivers. We are committed to providing excellent customer service and products that are of the highest quality.

  • PPS and Stryker will work to manage a seamless transfer of accounts and products. PPS is committed to providing the same high level of service to current Glide customers.
  • The PPS Glide will be same product, have the same part numbers and will be made in the U.S.A.PPS now also offers a disposable version of the Glide. The disposable Glide is interoperable with the Glide blower unit and is based on the same Glide technology. (Call now for more information and to set up a demonstration.) 541.654.5757

Our products are made in the USA and we will continually
strive to meet the needs of the end user.

Pressure Testing


Recent Safe Patient Handling legislations have focused attention on reducing back injuries in the nursing industry.  The PPS Glide offers an ergonomic solution to help with this problem while nurses laterally transfer patients.  The PPS Glide system includes a mat that is placed under the patient.  Tissue interface pressure (TIP) readings were evaluated to aid healthcare facilities in determining whether or not to leave the amt under the patient.


A third-party facility conducted tissue interface pressure mapping using XSENSOR™ pressure mapping system on one bed surface, Isoflex® Pressure Redistribution, and one stretcher surface, Pioneer® Pressure Redistribution. The surfaces were placed on a sturdy laboratory table. The first scan was completed with the subject lying directly on the surface.  The second scan was completed by placing a deflated PPS Glide mat on the surface with the patient lying on the top.  An average size adult was used for the analysis examining three critical zones: Scapula, sacrum and heel. The subject was dressed in an appropriate size cotton sweat suit and without shoes to ensure optimum contact with the full surface sensor matrix.


No significant increases in TIP averages were seen when comparing the Isoflex® to the Isoflex® with PPS Glide, or when comparing the Pioneer® stretcher mattress to the Pioneer® with PPS Glide.

Pressure Mapping Results


TIP Averages



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