It can be tough living with a physical disability. It can feel like your body just does not seem to be able to keep up with the fast pace of the world. Even though getting around can be more of a physical challenge, the real problem occurs more on a mental level. When you start to take away a person’s freedom of mobility, you really start creating a new kind of problem.
No one wants to know that they can no longer get around on their own. That is why there is such a huge market for mobility devices. With huge advances in technology there are devices to help people with all levels of disability to live a happy and fulfilling life. Here are some of the best devices that have been created to help regain personal freedom. Many have been around for some time but others are fairly new inventions.
The Stair Lift
Stairs are one of the biggest challenges to overcome. What may seem like a relatively simple staircase to a fully mobile person is a mountain of an achievement for someone with a disability. This does not have to be the case. In fact, something as simple as a stair lift can easily grant the freedom of their home. Those stairs don’t have to be a problem any longer. With a stair lift or home lift such as those available from ThyssenKrupp Encasa, getting upstairs could not be simpler.
You may be able to walk but just need a little bit of help getting around. That is where the walker comes in. Although many see walkers for old people, a walker is a safe and effective way to give independence around the home when a person doesn’t have enough mobility to use crutches or a stick but can get around with the help of something more stable.
An electric scooter can really grant a disabled person the sense of freedom that they need. With an electric scooter they can leave the house on their own. Although they are often quite large they can be used to get around the house and to get out and about and visit local shops. Many come with plenty of storage space too.
The handSteady is designed for people who have difficulty holding a cup for drinking. The cup uses ball bearings for a rotating handle which uses gravity to keep the cup upright and prevent spills. This meaning the handle can be held at a comfortable angle. The cup can then be lifted to the mouth without the need to bend the wrist. It has a curved rim for comfort and to prevent drips and is also lightweight, dishwasher safe, stain resistant and shatter proof.
A lot of thought has gone into the design and development of this cup and it is perfect for Parkinson sufferers and anyone who has mobility issues with their hands.