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  • #16
    It is funny how walkers think wheelchairs are our biggest problem. I would rank it #4.

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    • #17
      Approximate price shown at the end of this article...a cool $15k...

      http://gizmodo.com/tek-rmd/

      Whilst I think the idea of using one around a house would be fine, I think the images of it being used in supermarkets, cafes, work etc are misleading, unless you have a way of transporting an 80kg object (or you leave it at work full-time, which I guess might be sensible for some)!

      Cheaper and more manoueverable alternative would be a Levo-type standing chair, although I do appreciate that I'm not quite comparing like-for-like...
      Gordon, father of son who became t6 paraplegic at the age of 4 in 2007 as a result of surgery to remove a spinal tumour.

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      • #18
        It would have been nice in my workplace, but as noted there are a lot of limitations. Getting in and out of that sling seat would be a challenge for me even in my prime. Also, I wonder how one's butt would hold up when sitting in the seat for a significant time.
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        • #19
          NEW standing mobilization frame

          I think this is the place to post this, it's a new standing frame that is mobile, allowing you to roll and move around

          http://gizmodo.com/5894489/segway+st...hairs-to-shame
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          • #20
            Originally posted by crppled007 View Post
            I think this is the place to post this, it's a new standing frame that is mobile, allowing you to roll and move around

            http://gizmodo.com/5894489/segway+st...hairs-to-shame

            Already discussed here. Will move to that thread.

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            • #21
              As people have noted, there are potential limitations and drawbacks, but I applaud the company for bringing to market a new product that can potentially improve quality of life for some paralyzed people. And it certainly looks like a great product, despite the potential limitations.

              Just my two cents. No worries.
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              • #22
                Really not a lot different from these, which are a lot less expensive:

                http://www.stand-aid.com/1503.html (powered)

                Or this one

                http://www.planetmobility.com/store/...vel/index.html (self propelled option)

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by BillMiller823 View Post
                  As people have noted, there are potential limitations and drawbacks, but I applaud the company for bringing to market a new product that can potentially improve quality of life for some paralyzed people. And it certainly looks like a great product, despite the potential limitations.

                  Just my two cents. No worries.
                  I agree. It has worts that need to be worked out but keep this stuff coming.

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                  • #24
                    Tek Robotic Mobilization Device something new

                    Found this article http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_1...e-wheelchairs/ not sure what to call it, seems cool. http://tekrmd.com/
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                      I'd like to see how someone gets this to work on rough or uneven terrain, makes it up a curb or one step (or even a fairly steep ramp). And what about those who are amputees in addition to having paralysis, or have severe osteoporosis or actual fractures? These are the reasons we rarely use a stand-up transfer devices with persons with SCI as well. There are already less expensive mobile standing frames on the market, but none of them are practical for use outdoors either.

                      (KLD)
                      looks like it'd be useless on anything but a flat surface... interesting idea but utterly useless for most imho ... but I'm happy to learn I can't piss or crap because I've been sitting too long... silly me I thought it was because I have neuro damage.....

                      who here stands for a least 1 hr per day as they said? I haven't stood in 20 years

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                        It is funny how walkers think wheelchairs are our biggest problem. I would rank it #4.
                        Missed one. Should be #5. Unless you counted B&B as one.

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                        • #27
                          It is not good for a para or quad to be standing for more than an hour MAX. Unless they were newly injured and still had good bone strength, then this could be good for an office worker for occasional use.
                          Gary Is = L-1 Para for 34 years.....................
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                          • #28
                            what kind of coffee/hot water kettle was that?

                            basic wheelchair concept and design has remained unchanged for centuries. something to be said for that.
                            Last edited by Strat; 03-28-2012, 01:10 AM.
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                            • #29
                              While I agree with others that this device has limitations, and it certainly won't make wheelchairs obsolete, it does have some intriguing features. I'm glad whenever any company invests time and talent to produce a product to mitigate disability. This device may be the best solution to someone's need. If not, they will look elsewhere.
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                              • #30
                                TEK Robotic Mobilization Device

                                Have you seen this yet!

                                A proper, stand-up wheelchair!

                                http://blog.amsvans.com/53900-tek-ro...with-mobility/


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