Ataxia patient Jean, Results after testing the LifeWalker Upright Mock-up

Jean couldn't walk far. . . She has a gait disorder and COPD. This mock-up was made by our team engineer, Peter Fellingham to determine whether the design performed as we hoped. We were delighted with the results and went on to conduct further tests at UCSD Medical Center, and eventually production.

Neal is walking after almost 20 years in a wheelchair . . . Why?

He was at the Mobul store, a LifeWalker Dealer, when he spotted our LifeWalker upright. Neal sent us the video on our website. His caregiver had taken it and uploaded it to YouTube. We are amazed and thrilled to see this. It's beyond what I had hoped when designing the LifeWalker for my wife Jean. If you, or a loved one are in a wheelchair, or know soneone who is; can they walk at all? Are they someone like Neal who is now walking again? Forward this inspirational video to them. Walking is Life

Neck surgery and LifeWalker

In the photos my wife Jean is being fitted for a neck brace after front and back surgery right up next to her brain, and there appears an X-Ray of her fusion . This was one of her hardest, and most painful surgeries, and the fusion and actual replacement of two vertebrae with a titanium cage and rods with screws limits movement of her head to 10 degrees. So, she found that her long recovery entailed problems; she encountered difficulties eating, driving, and walking. In a regular rollator walker she had to bend forward and could only see the ground in front of her; dangerous, and a very high fall risk for her. If she had her LifeWalker upright at that time, [ I designed it later ] she wou

Designing for those with diseases affecting the hand[s]

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the hands When I decided to create the LifeWalker for my wife Jean, an important consideration was the rheumatoid arthritis in her hands. The walker she was using had hard hand grips. Jean has fused wrists, and swollen, often painful hands and fingers that are disfigured. Tendons in her wrist were destroyed by RA, and she lost use of one hand temporarily until they could be re-attached. So then, how best to make it easy for her on this upright walker I wanted to build? One answer was a softer rubber with a large diameter for easier gripping, so used a nice soft neoprene rubber; she loved it. This was a major change from what was available from any walker company

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