September 22, 2016

The National Council on Aging has made today its annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day…and with good reason. Someone somewhere right now is having a nasty fall that will cause a 911 call and a trip to the ER. The person will be lucky if a hip or arm isn't broken, or there is no concussion.

I’ve lived this. My wife has had many falls and th...

September 13, 2016

I walked 2 miles rehabilitating in my LifeWalker yesterday; 19 days after open heart surgery!  It was a thrill that I could do that. The exercise was done one mile in the morning and one again in the afternoon.  I was pretty much at my limit at the end of each exercise set.  Finishing dizzy and with weak legs meant that it wouldn't have b...

September 13, 2016

Released from Sulpizio Heart Institute a week ago; now two weeks since heart surgery. Writing this blog helps me focus on results and outcome of the surgery and also use of LifeWalker post-op.  

I use LifeWalker constantly , not because it's something I and our team created; it's the first time it has been used for rehab of a heart surgery...

August 30, 2016

On Wednesday, the day after my heart surgery, I walked over 400 feet with the LifeWalker® Upright, but with the benefit of prednisone. On Saturday and Sunday, without prednisone, I walked up to a mile and a quarter, which to me is amazing.

The hallway here at UCSD Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is about a 10th of a mile long so when I trav...

August 25, 2016

As promised, I am blogging from the hospital to share (via attached video) my recovery after heart surgery. First of all, thanks to my stellar medical team, the surgery was successful and I’m now on the mend in my room. But here is what is truly exciting and personally gratifying -- within 24 hours of surgery I was up and walking on the L...

July 20, 2016

Kyphosis, an excessive outward curvature of the spine that causes hunching of the back, is often seen in the spines of elderly people on medical walkers.   Osteoporosis and calcium loss weakens spine bones, sometimes resulting in fractures that heal in a wedge form causing the bend once called "Widow's Hump," as it was seen most often in...

July 18, 2016

Have you fallen this year, or has someone you love fallen?  At my age or older, almost half of us will fall this year!  Most of us know of someone who has recently fallen, and there are many articles written about the subject.  Professionals dedicate a lot of effort to help people prevent falls. But the numbers keep rising. Why?

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July 4, 2016

After more than three years of study, I have learned that those using medical walkers want the dignity of standing straight with good posture. They want what we all want -- to walk with freedom wherever they wish; to feel comfortable and safe when walking; and even more, the ability to have an active, healthier life.

There is the medical h...

April 21, 2016

 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.

 

April 13, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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