The AirMatt allows staff to laterally transfer patients on a comfortable cushion of air without lifting. With no weight limit, the system can be used throughout the hospital in any application where a patient needs to be moved from surface to surface. The entire system weighs only 18 pounds and fits conveniently into a small storage and carrying bag on wheels. A bridge is included for use where the two surfaces have an open space between them that exceeds three inches. With ergonomically correct extension handles, staff remains standing upright without having to bend forward over the bed or gurney to initiate the transfer. This reduces the strain on the lower back and helps prevent risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Handles are located on all four sides of the AirMatt allowing it to also be used for repositioning any patient.