More often than not, people who use manual wheelchairs are unable to experience the world at eye level. In fact, the only time they are at eye level is when they are seated among other individuals. Obviously, this feeling of inclusion is short lived and ceases as soon as a group stands up. But what if this wasn’t the case?
Adult manual wheelchair users can now bring everyday activities to fruition with the help of the Tek RMD. The Tek RMD is basically a new robotic mobilization device that helps a manual wheelchair user complete everyday routine from a standing position.
While individuals using other standers require a helping hand, the Tek RMD allows users to board and control the device unaided.
The device's footprint is relatively small, 16.5-inches wide by 29.5-inches long, to be precise. This compact form factor facilitates easier movement even through doorways that can often pose a huge challenge when using other chairs.
The device's footprint is relatively small. 16.5 inches wide by 29.5 inches long, to be precise. This compact form factor facilitates easier movement even through doorways that can often pose a huge challenge when using other chairs.
The device boasts a turning radius of 23.6-inches, which supports a smooth change of direction. As a result, the user can not only enjoy the mobility usually experienced in a chair but also interact and engage at eye level.
Aside from giving people in wheelchairs a confidence and self-esteem boost, the Tek RMD provides a myriad of other benefits. Being in a standing position regularly offers multiple physical benefits. According to RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America), standing five times per week can enhance bone density, and help improve digestion, circulation, bladder and bowel function, and respiratory function.
Unlike other standers that may require extra help to use, the Tek RMD can be boarded from the back without any sort of assistance of others, offering more independence.
The device's suspension system features a gas spring mechanism that balances the user's weight, and as a result, getting in a standing position requires only a mild pull.
Once in a standing position, the user can take his/her own path by using the device's joystick control. It also comes with a remote control feature that lets a user send the device away when not needed and call it back when required.
Tek RMD helps people with wheelchairs live everyday life in a way that may have earlier seemed impossible. It does this by giving them the much-needed ability to sit, stand, and explore inaccessible surroundings with safety.
You can get your hands on the Tek RMD in the United States exclusively via Numotion.
The device will be on display for demo at the three-day Los Angeles Abilities Expo event, which kicks off February 23. You can try the Tek RMD in booth number 441.
For more details, head straight to www.shopNumotion.com. (Image Credit: Leziuni Medulare/YouTube)