Walking Assist Devices Market Brief Introduction:
Walking assist devices Market are designed to assist or improve the mobility of people who are unable to move or suffer from mobility impairment. Different types of mobility equipment have been introduced in the market depending on the distance requirements. The common traditional walking assist devices are canes, walkers, and crutches.
This fast-moving world needs more than the traditional walkers, crutches, and canes. With the advancement in technology, a variety of products have been developed that would facilitate independence for people with mobility issues.
Let’s have a sneak peek at some of the popular walking assist devices currently available in the market:
Walking Assist Devices Market Popularity:
There are numerous physiological and psychological advantages of crutches for people with disabilities (it helps blood circulation, reduces the pressure lesions, and improves bone growth; to name a few). But the energy required to walk with these crutches is substantial and could be a tiring experience. This is where SmartCrutch comes into play.
SmartCrutch has a unique design, that helps you customize every aspect of the device as per your specific needs.
Some of the main features:
- The memory-foam padded forearm platform comes with three length settings.
- The forearm platform can also be adjusted to an angle of 15 to 90 degrees.
- The fastenings/joints of crutch that are hourglass-shaped reduce pressure by up to six times per square centimetre while also allowing for 10 height adjustments.
This device is available in a range of graphics and colours, with the forearm crutch also coming with accompanying accessories.
Rewalk – More than walking
The main mission of ReWalk Robotics is to enhance the quality of life of people who are suffering from lower limb disability. Their recent innovation such as the wearable robotic exoskeleton ReWalk Personal System 6.0 helps individuals who have spinal cord injury (complete paralysis of the legs) to move about comfortably.
Some of the main features:
- Rewalk utilizes motion sensing technology along with battery-powered motorized legs to power hip and knee movement.
- This system is controlled by onboard software.
- Custom fit walker designed for everyday use at home or outside.
An inbuilt rehabilitation system is available especially for clinical use that provides valuable therapy exercises for patients in order to speed up their recovery.
Latest Innovation by “walk to beat” for Parkinson’s Patients
The company recently launched a smart walking stick which is specially designed to prevent freezing of gait – a symptom found commonly in people suffering from Parkinson’s disease. When this device senses a pause in the motion, it sends rhythmic vibrations to the handle of the device thus helping the user to regain their natural walking motion.
People with Parkinson disease frequently get jammed in one place and thus cannot step forward, which may also lead to falls that can be fatal in nature. At the moment of pause, these patients need a kick start, which acts as a reminder, to get them started again. The handle generates the vibration as soon as the user stops and turns it off as the user starts walking again. As the vibrations can be felt and not heard, the patients need not be embarrassed about their condition in social settings.
These are some of the trending Walking Assist Devices currently available in the market.