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Hi Robert, 

Thanks for sharing! I definitely agree. European manufacturers offer some great products for this market.

 I am the author of the article above and the person demonstrating the techniques shown in the video. Of note, I am also one of the authors of a website called homeability.com.  On homeability.com there is a page specifically devoted to the different fall recovery equipment and the pros and cons of each type, which also includes the type you mentioned. See Falls – Equipment to Help You Get Up Again  

And, what if a person can’t get up or quickly get someone’s attention that they require help & the person doesn’t have fall recovery equipment? In the following article, we provide some helpful fall recovery strategies for these cases as well: “I’ve Fallen!” Tips for Rescuing Yourself After a Fall