An Ergonomic Reciprocal Walker

    Project Code: 273
    A reciprocal walker with ergonomic design to assist those with mobility difficulties, with ease of use particularly when climbing or descending stairs.
    By Multimedia University
Project Overview

A walker can be used as an ambulation device to assist patients to stand and walk, either temporarily after an operation or permanently for those with walking disorders. It needs to provide maximum support for the user without causing bad posture and uncomfortable gait. It must be sturdy and strong, and at the same time have a lightweight frame, so as not to add to the burden carried by the user.

This product was developed with the aim to ease climbing and descending stairs by having adjustable heights that are easily changed simply by placing the walker on two different heights and applying slight pressure to it.

The product is adjustable in more than one dimension which eases use for walking on unlevel surfaces as well. Compared to other types of walkers, the structure is sturdy and yet not heavy, facilitating developing a comfortable gait for the users. It can be used by elderly people, patients who are recovering from injuries, patients with back disorders or post-operative care patients. This is a quick-win for commercialisation as it addresses an existing and immediate gap in the market.

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