The U-Step Walking Stabilizer is designed to increase independence and eliminate falling among those with neurological conditions. The leading-edge features of the U-Step, as compared to other walking aids, make it superior by providing more stability, maneuverability and control. Its reversed braking system is easy to use and puts the user in complete control. It will move only when the user is in a condition to walk. When you lightly squeeze either brake release lever, the unit will roll with you. Once you release the lever, the unit will stop immediately. Primarily used by those with Parkinson’s freezing but can be used by anyone with an irregular gait pattern, Multiple Sclerosis, Ataxia, Stroke, Brain Injuries, Balance Disorders, ALS or PSP/MSA. The Laser and Sound Cueing Module can help get you started, normalize your walking and increase your stride. Press the red button on the module to project a bright red laser line on the floor to guide your step. You can also turn on the sound feature to set a beat pattern for walking speed. For further details, click here.
Dr. Suparna Gangopadhyay (Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata) –
I have used the four wheelie walker (U-Step) for a while now and I am quite happy the way it promises to reduce the freezing and improve the gait pattern in people with features of Parkinson’s Disease. The in-built auditory and visual cue systems are useful adjunct to help in the initial gait training program and consolidating the benefits long term. The additional incorporation of a seating system allows the tired person to rest in between ambulation and activities.
Overall, the mobility device has the characteristics to help improve mobility in people with abnormal gait pattern.
I ordered the u step walker online from abroad,for my PD afflicted father residing at India. He’s quite happy and comfortable with the product.As of now, it’s early days for a detailed review as it was only delivered a couple of days ago. Nevertheless, I am quite a satisfied customer with this product in general & of the exemplary service of Elderease right from product enquiry to delivery; highly recommended shop!
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Kapil Agarwal –
My grandmother is now totally independent in the kitchen and calls all her relatives and says I have no tension …. she turns the walker behind her and keeps it while washing dishes etc. …. so if she feels like falling she can sit …. she calls it her motorcycle and uses it like one ….. it has been a boon!
I bought the padded one for my 74 year old father. He has Parkinson’s. He has also suffered a stroke in the past. He struggles to walk on his own. He has balance issues of all kinds; the worrying part came when he began tipping backwards. Falling backwards really rendered us helpless. This was my one hope. The padded one has not disappointed. Teh center of gravity works nicely. The walker maneuvers like a dream. It helps with his posture. It helps him walk and get some exercise everyday. The only technical complaint is, the u step walker can tip sideways. This is crucial for someone who’s had a stroke. Be careful here. Otherwise, my biggest chagrin is the price tag. For india, this is criminally expensive. I could afford it. But my heart goes out to thousands of families such as mine, who’d have a similar problem with their loved ones but simple cannot afford this. I’d even go as far as saying there should be a subsidy from the government and corporates for this product as part of care for the elderly. For now, I’d even suggest an EMI plan. Cuz, all in all, if you want to improve the quality of life for your loved ones during the autumn of their lives, this helps aplenty.