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    #31
    New device makes wheelchairs obsolete

    Be great for some paras....

    http://www.wimp.com/newdevice/
    Brian

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      #32
      ummmm, no. this type of device isn't even innovative. but, whatever. guess it's good people see it but it's hardly a new device that makes wheelchairs obsolete. i have been emailed this website by good intentioned ppl, just like i got them for iBot, electrical (robotic) walking, etc. to me, these make ABs feel better and really don't benefit most who are paralyzed. just my opinion, nothing against you, cboy

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        #33
        Tek RMD - Robotic Mobilization Device

        Video: http://www.wimp.com/newdevice/

        www.tekrmd.com
        stephen@bike-on.com

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          #34
          What a joke.. Watch out for rocks and uneven ground.. Oh and you're going to get fat as a tick in one of these. Why haven't they stated that standing is useless unless there is pull/activation of the muscle on the bone while standing. I'm sure there might be some benefit, but this thing is not practical.
          Donnie: Dr. Xiao, What are your thoughts on a cure/combination therapy for SCI's??
          CG Xiao: Donnie, I don't want to disappoint you, but I think it is impossible to restore the continuity of the cord or "bridge the gap" in the near future, let's say: 50 years. Dr Wise Young has been my most respected scientist in SCI. He has dedicated and contributed to SCI no other can match.

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            #35
            No argument here. I find it amazing that real R&D dollars were put into designing and building this contraption.
            stephen@bike-on.com

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              #36
              Old news. We have discussed this here in multiple posts already. Moving this to the main thread.

              (KLD)
              The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                #37
                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)
                I find it remarkable, KLD, that you would be so dour on this type of product. Granted, it's limited by the obvious clearance issues, but would be great for moving around the house while getting some standing in. Just being able to reach things would uncomplicate my life greatly.

                Reminds me of the idiot director in Hot Springs Arkansas, who after seeing my F-150, said I should "get something sensible"

                pfftt...

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                  #38
                  TekRMD Robotic Mobilization Device

                  Ok, have you seen this yet? If so, what do you think? It is something different. I like how small and compact it is. I googled how much it might cost, and it looks like around $15,000. Here is the link to it: http://m.wimp.com/newdevice/

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                    #39
                    That's pretty cool. I could see myself using that around the house. For me, it's a bit slow to use out in public. The benefits of standing that easy is definitely attractive. I do wonder though about the effects it would have on blood pressure standing that quickly.
                    INIMITABLE......look it up.

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                      #40
                      Merged with numerous previous posts on this.

                      (KLD)
                      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                        #41
                        Its kinda crazy the amount of new threads that get started about this. What is it about this item?! Is it because the marketing saying it will make wheelchairs obsolete? I've even had a bunch of able bodied friends that sent me the link.
                        Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

                        I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by cass View Post
                          ummmm, no. this type of device isn't even innovative. but, whatever. guess it's good people see it but it's hardly a new device that makes wheelchairs obsolete. i have been emailed this website by good intentioned ppl, just like i got them for iBot, electrical (robotic) walking, etc. to me, these make ABs feel better and really don't benefit most who are paralyzed. just my opinion, nothing against you, cboy
                          I agree, this may be useful to a para with money to spare, but it will never replace the wheelchair.
                          Gary Is = L-1 Para for 34 years.....................
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                            #43
                            Originally posted by ~Lin View Post
                            Its kinda crazy the amount of new threads that get started about this. What is it about this item?! Is it because the marketing saying it will make wheelchairs obsolete? I've even had a bunch of able bodied friends that sent me the link.
                            I think it's because that advancements in mobility devices has been stagnant here for decades.

                            Just my .02

                            Be Big,
                            AMAC
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                              #44
                              Originally posted by Garyis View Post
                              I agree, this may be useful to a para with money to spare, but it will never replace the wheelchair.
                              As Cass has stated there in lies the problem. I have yet to see any device that will replace the wheelchair.

                              Thats poor marketing by ABs for ABs.

                              That being said I see a lot of devices that would work well along with ones chair. I belive it's short sighted to dismiss these emerging concepts based on old paradigms.

                              Yes they have a limited target market but if a device is designed for all then it's designed for none.

                              Again just my .02

                              Be Big,
                              AMAC
                              L4/L5 CES

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by Tarkus View Post
                                I think it's because that advancements in mobility devices has been stagnant here for decades.

                                Just my .02

                                Be Big,
                                AMAC
                                That only explains the disabled community attention. But why are all the ABs paying it so much attention?
                                Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

                                I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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