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57 Senior-Aiding Mobility Devices

From Electric Walking Frames to Mobile Senior Seats

— May 7, 2014 — Life-Stages
With old buildings not brought up to code and public infrastructure struggling to keep up with the demands of the aging baby boomer population, personal mobility devices are becoming more capable at enabling seniors citizens to become more self-sufficient.

These walkers, scooters and canes get a high-tech twist and help to provide seniors with independence as well as additional balance, emergency aid and seating when necessary. Numerous redesigns to the classic wheelchair have been made so that they're even more comfortable, ergonomic, easy to handle and more powerful than ever before. Some of these souped-up designs tack on crazy wheels and other add-ons so that they're better able to handle some rather youthful adventures outside of the senior's home in the great wide open outdoors.
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Seniors' Fall-Prevention Programs
Seniors' Fall-Prevention Programs
The Steady U Ohio Program Aims to Reduce Falls Among Seniors
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Care Industry Providers
Care Industry Providers
Better Health Products Ltd. is a Social Enterprise Run by a UK Charity
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No-Hands Navigated Seats
No-Hands Navigated Seats
Elderly Patients are Granted Mobility with the Face-Controlled Wheelchair
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Handicap-Aiding Exoskeletons
Handicap-Aiding Exoskeletons
The Indego Exoskeleton Will Allow Paraplegics to Walk Again
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Laser-Wielding Wheelchairs
Laser-Wielding Wheelchairs
Lulea University's Laser Wheelchair Scans to Improve Sight
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50
Wheelchair Navigation Apps
Wheelchair Navigation Apps
'Wheelmap' is a New Accessibility App Designed for Wheelchair Users
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Elderly-Nursing Robots
Elderly-Nursing Robots
The Robear Will Help Serve Japan's Aging Population
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Autonomous Sidewalk Vehicles
Autonomous Sidewalk Vehicles
This Compact Vechicle by Hitachi is a Great Alternative to Walking
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Future-Forward Walking Sticks
Future-Forward Walking Sticks
The Isowalk is Ergonomic and Features Wireless Connectivity
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Walking Stick Furniture
Walking Stick Furniture
'No Country For Old Men' Designs Rolling Interior Pieces
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Therapeutic Tech Walkers
Therapeutic Tech Walkers
The eLEGS Exoskeleton is a Medical Rehabilitation Device
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Eco Mobile Treadmills
Eco Mobile Treadmills
The Tread-Walk Mobility Vehicle Moves and Grooves the Elderly
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Savvy Senior-Specific Decor
Savvy Senior-Specific Decor
‘No Country for Old Men' by Lanzavecchia + Wai is Rad
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Caregiver-Connecting Communication Devices
Caregiver-Connecting Communication Devices
OnKöl Gives Senior Users More Independence at Home
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Dynamic Wheelchair Designs
Dynamic Wheelchair Designs
The Adagio+ Has Been Developed for Optimal Adaptable Ergonomics
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Functional Walking Cane Furniture
Functional Walking Cane Furniture
These Pieces Combine the Old with the New in More Ways Than One
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Senior Superhero Scooters
Senior Superhero Scooters
74-Year-Old Grandpa Brian Vann Builds Personal Batmobile
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Mind-Control Wheelchairs
Mind-Control Wheelchairs
Swiss Researchers Have Developed a Brain-Powered Chair
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Physically Assistive Exoskeletons
Physically Assistive Exoskeletons
The Ankle Walking Assist Device Helps the Elderly Keep Walking
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Step-Counting Canes
Step-Counting Canes
The Pedometer Walking Stick Keeps Track of Your Exercise
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35
Light Up White Canes
Light Up White Canes
Sign by Shruti Nivas Glows Green or Red Depending on Actions
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Hi-Tech White Canes
Hi-Tech White Canes
Xun Ye's Origin GPS Helps the Visually Impaired Get to Their Destination
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Elderly Security Walkers
Elderly Security Walkers
The Zap Cane Provides Mobility and Safety
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Brain Activity-Based Apps
Brain Activity-Based Apps
New Wheelchair App Lets Paralyzed People Regain Control Through Focus
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Hand-Powered Accessible Seating
Hand-Powered Accessible Seating
The Velo Modular Sports Interface Turns a Wheelchair into a Bike
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Multifunctional Wheelchairs
Multifunctional Wheelchairs
The Allen Chester Zhang Sphere Allows for More Freedom
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Reconfigurable Walking Canes
Reconfigurable Walking Canes
The Stick 1/2 Can Be Kept Retracted or Withdrawn to Make a Crutch
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Rowing Wheelchairs
Rowing Wheelchairs
The Rochair Will Miminize Arm and Joint Pain
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Simplified Steel Canes
Simplified Steel Canes
The Walking Stick by The Federal is a Modern Version of Traditional Designs
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Mobile Senior Seats
Mobile Senior Seats
The Walker Rest Seat Lets Tired Folks Take a Rest Anywhere
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Adaptable Wheelchair Carriages
Adaptable Wheelchair Carriages
Cursum Stroller Makes It Easy for Parents to Be With Toddlers
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Tri-Wheel Wheelchairs
Tri-Wheel Wheelchairs
Jamie Zollo's Mobility for the Elderly Makes Senior Travel Easier
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Accessible Electric Engines
Accessible Electric Engines
The Independent Wheelchair Assistant Gives a Power Boost When Needed
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Safety-Improving Mobility Aids
Safety-Improving Mobility Aids
The Sentry Scientific Walker is Turning Heads at CES 2014
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21
Power-Accelerating Wheelchairs
Power-Accelerating Wheelchairs
The Speedster Wheelchair Helps Increase the Speed
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Dual Power Wheelchairs
Dual Power Wheelchairs
HYBRID by Gokttrk Topuz Combines Manual and Powered Wheelchairs
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Efficient Aircraft Wheelchairs
Efficient Aircraft Wheelchairs
POSTA Seat Transfer Makes Travel More Comfortable to the Disabled
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Luggage-Converting Walkers
Luggage-Converting Walkers
The Empathik Instantly Goes from Walker to Luggage Trolley
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Adjustable Accessible Seating
Adjustable Accessible Seating
The Two Way Wheelchair Allows for More Independent Mobility
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Sustainable Walking Sticks
Sustainable Walking Sticks
The African Bamboo and Rattan Crutch Can Be Made Cheaply and Locally
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Futuristic Ergonomic Wheelchairs
Futuristic Ergonomic Wheelchairs
The IX Transfer System is Designed for Comfort
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Extreme Sport Wheelchairs
Extreme Sport Wheelchairs
The Jovan De La Vega HXC Wheelchair Makes Skateparks Accessible
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Senior-Friendly Caravans
Senior-Friendly Caravans
The QTVan Can Be Towed via Electric Mobility Scooter
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Versatile Mobile Wheelchairs
Versatile Mobile Wheelchairs
This Motorized Wheelchair by WHILL Has Three Different Modes
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Upright Accessible Seating
Upright Accessible Seating
The Standing Power Wheelchair Gives the Paralyzed a Way to Stand Up
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10
High-Speed Motorized Wheelchairs
High-Speed Motorized Wheelchairs
The Posco Smart Chair Allows Users to Navigate in the Dark
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9
Lever-Operated Wheelchairs
Lever-Operated Wheelchairs
The Leveraged Freedom Chair is a Unique Take on Mobility
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8
Self-Balancing Walking Sticks
Self-Balancing Walking Sticks
The Balance Stick Will Keep Seniors Safe on Their Feet
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Senior Strollers
Senior Strollers
Braun by Andre Monteiro Will Make Mobility Easier for the Elderly
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6
Supercar-Inspired Wheelchairs
Supercar-Inspired Wheelchairs
Neilson Navarette Designs an Assistive Seat Inspired by the Audi R8
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Electric Walking Frames
Electric Walking Frames
Murata Manufacturing Develops a Self-Balancing Walker for Seniors
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4
Hi-Tech Walking Sticks
Hi-Tech Walking Sticks
The Aid Cane is a Virtual Nurse for the Elderly and the Injured
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3
Airplane-Adjusted Wheelchairs
Airplane-Adjusted Wheelchairs
Skycare Chair is Optimized for Aircraft Maneuvering and Independence
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2
Motion Sensor Walkers
Motion Sensor Walkers
The Light Stick Helps the Blind
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Two-Person Accessible Seating
Two-Person Accessible Seating
The Tandem Electric Wheelchair Challenges the Social Stigma
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