It is very important that individuals become very accustomed to how to carry, open, ascend, and close the ResQUp® device. You will want to become very familiar and confident that you can utilize the ResQUp® to get yourself up to a chair height should you fall. It is strongly advised that you practice a couple of times initially depending on how much upper body strength or lower body strength you have. If you rely primarily on your upper body to ascend, you may become more fatigued more quickly than a person with good upper and lower body strength.
It has been cited in literature that more than 40% of community living elders who experience non-traumatic falls are unable to rise from the floor without assistance (Tinetti, Liu, and Claus 1993). You do not want to be unprepared in the event you fall and need to get up!