An American YouTuber has gone viral after a video he posted on how to install a Stiltz Homelift clocked up more than three million views in just 36 hours.
Zack Nelson, known as JerryRigEverything online, has gained fame for his technology reviews and has nearly 4 million subscribers on his DIY YouTube channel.
His video ‘How to Install an Elevator in your LivingRoom!’ was published on Monday and reached #11 on Trending despite the fact the day before there was a major news announcement in the UK with Boris Johnson confirmed as the new Prime Minister.
The video has now had 3,205,817 views on YouTube and Mark Blomfield, president of Stiltz Homelifts USA, said Zack’s Homelift video “has to be the most viral video in the mobility and independent living industry in history”.
Zack, 31, had the Stiltz Homelift installed in the house he shares with his fiancee, Cambry Kaylor, who is a paraplegic. Cambry was an international equestrian vaulting star and suffered a spinal cord injury after falling from her horse in a training accident in 2005.
The couple were searching for a mobility solution that would enable Cambry to move safely and independently between floors, as at the moment Zack has to carry her upstairs.
They film the entire installation process of a Stiltz Trio Homelift – which is large enough to accommodate Cambry’s wheelchair in the video – and full of humour but also packed with tech insights about the lift.
Zack writes in the YouTube video preview: “Cambry and I put an Elevator IN OUR HOUSE!! And it is awesome. Fully electric, futuristic, and quiet. It turned out pretty cool.”
Once the Stiltz Homelift is in place, Cambry – who also lists herself as an occupational therapist on her Instagram page with over 30,000 followers – rides it for the first time and says: “I don’t even know how to describe it. It’s like I’m in a spaceship or submarine or something. It’s cool and looks awesome!”
Mr Blomfield said: “Zack and Cambry obviously did their research on homelifts and reached out to us a few months ago. They purchased our top-of-the-range Trio model and Zack told us he was going to make a video of the installation with one of our authorised installers in Utah for his YouTube channel.
“Once we discovered how many subscribers he had, we couldn’t wait to see it. The video is absolutely brilliant and has to be the most viral video in the mobility and independent living industry in history.”
Yola Mealing, head of marketing at Stiltz Homelifts UK, added: “It’s fantastic for the Stiltz Homelift to be independently reviewed in this way by such a prominent US-based YouTube Influencer.
“It shows Stiltz Homelifts are proving as popular in the US as they are here in the UK, and with an increasingly younger audience. We hope the Trio makes a real difference to Cambry’s life and wish them all the best.”