Walker Squawker @ Passavant

from: Longevity Explorers | Passavant Community

Discussion Summary

The Passavant Community Circle evaluates a new animatronic bird designed to be attached to a walker or rollator, and to to serve as a playful reminder to use one’s walker by providing the user with an interactive and personalized “sidekick”.

 

Product Evaluation: Walker Squawker

10 Evaluators

Description: An animatronic bird designed to serve as a playful reminder to use one’s walker by providing the user with an interactive and personalized “sidekick”.

Cost: $64.99

 

Practicality/Usefulness 1.2 / 3

Comments:

  • Not for a walker. I would love it as a little happy, house pet.
  • More of a “gadget” than a useful device
  • No good for me; I fold my walker in the car every day; bird would fall off or break

 

Effectiveness 1.33 / 3

Comments:

  • Not very effective; cute but not worth the cost
  • Maybe for someone who lives alone might like it

 

Ease of Use 2.55 / 3

Comments:

  • No problem with regard to use
  • Easy to use

 

I would purchase this for myself or a loved one Yes: 0 No: 9 Abstain: 1

 

I would recommend this to others Yes: 0 No: 8 Abstain: 2

Comments:

  • Too sharp of sound. Nuisance sound. Better perspective alert that person needs to use walker. Screwdriver not with it. Difficult for seniors to use.
  • For fun
  • This might be more effective as a companion, versus a walker reminder
  • Not cost effective; more women than men would be interested; difficulty changing batteries, requires extremely small screwdriver; people with vision problems would have problems.
  • Directions are maddening; put all English on one place; all language in its own paragraph
  • No need to alert me to use walker

 

 

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