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Walker Attachment to Improve Gait and Posture
 

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Design, Engineering, Health, Senior Projects, Multidisciplinary

Walker Attachment to Improve Gait and Posture

Exhibit Code: GOR-0800
Zone: Recreation Zone
Location: Gordon Field House and Activities Center (GOR/024) - Main Floor
Time: All Day
Appropriate for all ages? Yes

Description:
Imagine an elderly woman walking down the sidewalk with a walker. What does she look like? Is her back straight or bent? Is her neck in a neutral position or cranked upward just to see where she is going? As with any medical device, if used incorrectly, the device may do more harm than good. In the case of walkers, especially when mixed with ailments such as Parkinson's or Scoliosis, many people place their bodies under unnecessary strain in an attempt to maintain that feeling of independence when it comes to walking and maneuvering throughout their day. Check out our exhibit to experience a game changing walker. This device is affordable, adaptable, and comfortable. It easily attaches directly to a variety of standard rollator brand walkers which significantly reduces its cost. The device allows the typical braking system to remain intact in the lower grip position, while including additional brake options in the upright position. A comfortable wrapped foam upright armrest system with ergonomic grips provides the ultimate user experience.

Exhibitors:
Alison Kahn, Rachel Taylor, Ryan Guidi, Robert Nash

 

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