Mobility (p1):

Research, explorations, discussions, and products and resources relating to Mobility: from Tech-enhanced Life.

Getting around. Assistive devices such as walkers or canes.

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

— and for Companies Creating Innovations Related to Aging.

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Analysis & Exploration: Mobility

Gerontech Products We Wish Existed

Here are some high-impact, gerontechnology product concepts that do not yet exist as commercially available products — although the technology to enable them already largely exists. Our hope for products like these: to significantly postpone the time at which frailty and functional disability get in the way of "living life".

 

 

Inventor Road Trip

Earlier this month we invited the inventor of a new type of walker to come along to one of the Longevity Collective circle meetings and show the older adults members of our circle the prototype of her invention and get their feedback. It was pretty interesting. This article is about the experience.

 

 

Games for Seniors: Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is a new App (Game) has taken the world by storm. This article suggests it could be a great Game for Seniors, helping to encourage healthy exercise. The article (plus video) explains what Pokemon Go is, and how one plays it.

 

 

Cognitive Dimensions of Healthy Lifestyle Habits for Seniors

Most seniors understand that active lifestyle habits have a significant influence on the quality of life in later decades. Chronic diseases of the neurological, cardio-vascular and endocrine systems can often be delayed or potentially avoided altogether by consistent exercise routines and healthy eating habits throughout adult years. However, many seniors fall short of their own personal fitness goals. Cognitive factors related to the discrepancy between active lifestyle goals and actual behaviors are analyzed in this review.

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Mobility

Rollator Research, U-Step 2 and Parkinson's Disease

Last year we bought a cane for my wife to help her with balance problems with her slowly advancing Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The style of the cane was more important to her than its function. I realized then it would be better to do rollator research before the illness might force us into an... ....... Read more

Review of the Trionic Veloped

It was on this site that I first learned about the Trionic Veloped, suggested as a rollator that could go anywhere off-road outdoors, but not reviewed.

I'm 70 years of age and had a back injury 6 years ago that affects the nerves in my left leg, making it painful when I... ....... Read more

Mobility Tech: Share Your Insights or Questions

Do you (or someone you care about) use any mobility tech — like cars, or bicycles? Or canes, walkers, or rollators

The Longevity Explorers are exploring mobility tech. We are interested... ....... Read more

Exercise Brainstorming @ Stanford

Explorer Helen speaks about her participation in a recent project with a group of Stanford University engineering design division students. .........Read more

Kai Demonstrates His Volaris Rollator Walker

Explorer Kai tells the group why the Volaris rollator-type walker attracted his attention, and why he chose the Volaris brand to meet his needs. .........Read more

Endorsed: An Assist Device to Get In and Out of the Car

Explorer Rosalie brings a sample of an item that she highly recommends as an aid for getting into or out of an automobile. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Mobility (shared by our Explorers)

U-Step Walker for Neurological Conditions

 
 

U-Step Neuro products are specialized walkers and canes intended to aid ambulation and prevent falls for persons with developmental or neurological deficits such as Parkinson's. 

 

Foray Spring Rollator

 
Foray Spring Rollator
 

The Foray "Spring" is a rollator that is intended to be an improved ambulation assistive device with a sleek and stable design.

 

ActiveCare Bed

 
ActiveCare Bed
 

The ActiveCare Bed by Med-Mizer is designed to allow a limited mobility person to safely get into and out of bed, and to protect the caregiver from injury as well.

 

Zinger Chair

 
Zinger Chair
 

The Zinger Chair is a mobility device designed to be more agile and portable than standard wheelchairs.

 

EZ Lite Cruiser Portable Mobility Device

 
 

The EZ Lite CruiserR Portable Mobility Device is a folding power wheel chair designed to be taken by travelers on air and cruise lines.

 

UPWalker Upright Walker

 
 

The UPWalker upright walker is a rollator with elevatable lower arm support and upright handles intended to allow the user to stand upright during use.

 

Bath Lift by Drive Medical

 
 

The Whisper Ultra Quiet Bath Lift by Drive Medical is an electric lift designed to assist persons having trouble getting into or out of the bathtub.

 

Skylink Swing Door Opener

 
 

The Skylink Swing Door Opener is intended to facilitate opening and closing entry doors as well as interior doors for persons with physical limitations that make doors difficult to open or close.

 

IndeeLift - Human Floor Lift

 
IndeeLift - Human Floor Lift
 

The IndeeLift device is a portable lift designed to help a fallen person from a sitting position to their feet with or without help.

 

 

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