iWalker Euro Style Rollator

Drive Medical have just come out with their latest rollator-- the iWalker Euro Style Rollator.

Its cross-brace design adds stability and makes it easy to fold. Simply lift up on the handle located in the middle of the seat to fold the rollator, then use the plastic clip to hold it in place. This innovative feature makes the iWalker easy to store and travel with. Plus, it’s perfect for outdoor use thanks to its large 7 inch casters.

The handle height and back height are both adjustable to accommodate users of varying heights. And the rollator can support up to 300 pounds. It includes a removable zippered storage bag so you can take your stuff with you wherever you go, without needing to buy an additional walker bag. And last but not least, the iWalker features a stylish European design, so you’ll look cool using it.

Rollators actually originated in Europe and grew in popularity there before hopping across the pond to the US. They were invented by Aina Wifalk, a Swedish woman with polio, in 1978. Originally, the term “rollator” was a brand name. But like “Kleenex” and “Band-Aid” it’s now become a generic term for the product.

Unlike traditional walkers, rollators have 3 or 4 wheels and are pushed like a cart rather than being picked up and set down. This makes them easier to use and faster, so you can continue living an active lifestyle. However, they don’t provide quite as much stability as a traditional walker, so those with more severe mobility issues may still be better off with a regular walker.