What you should think about if you use a walker, rollator, wheelchair or crutches during the coronavirus pandemic. Keep your walker or wheelchair clean, especially when leaving your home and returning. Attending to this may decrease the chance that Coronavirus is carried into your home.
One of the most popular questions we get asked about a walker or rollator is, “How wide is it?”
The answer, unfortunately, is not as simple as you would think. As a rule, most walkers measure 22.5-28 inches and most rollators measure 23-30 inches. The width that you see advertised is the width of the widest part.
A small startup company out of Brunswick, Maine has developed a cool new mobility device designed to help people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, brain injuries, tumors, and other conditions get around easier.
Recently, we’ve seen the development of more and more robotic mobility aids to help people with disabilities get around. Toyota, working alongside Fujita Health University, has now joined in with their Welwalk WW-1000 system.
Two-year-old Isabella Shorr was born with spina bifida, a condition that left her paralyzed from the knees down.
“She wasn’t able to basically move around, so she was kind of stuck in whatever position we put her in,” said Isabella’s dad Jeffrey Shorr. “If she wanted to interact with her brothers and sister, it was basically sitting in one spot.”
Elderly and Agile: The Rollator Dance Handbook, recently released by the German Dance Teachers Association (ADTV), tells care home workers how to give dance lessons to rollator users. The book covers everything from rhythm and time keeping exercises to lessons on the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and samba.
Over the past couple decades, self-driving cars have gone from being a sci fi concept to a reality, with semi-autonomous self driving cars now commercially available. Now the Singaporean government is working with businesses and health care agencies to create a self driving wheelchair by March 2017.
On the Just Walkers Blog, we like to write posts answering customer questions. But sometimes we’ll get questions which have short simple answers that don’t require a whole post to explain. Here are some of those questions along with their short answers, for the benefit of anyone else who might be wondering the same thing.