Thank you for visiting our site to learn about our company and products! LiftVest was invented by Dr. Cynthia Cohen. She wanted an easier, safer, and more comfortable way to assist her elderly mother into and out of her wheelchair. Read Cynthia’s Story. It has gone on to help thousands of semi-ambulatory people and their caregivers, including Pope John Paul II. LiftVest is a family-owned business located in New York City. We are dedicated to promoting the human dignity and safety of all people with mobility limitations and alleviating the job of their caregivers. LiftVest won the Caregiver Friendly Award in 2005 and Most Innovative New Product at the 2006 Safe Patient Handling and Movement Conference.