Products featured: child's wheelchair, USB for medical info, umbrella bag, arm brace, stander
Up n’ Go
This partial-weight-bearing system helps those with diminished leg strength stand up, walk and sit down safely. The comfortable suspension harness is easy to put on and take off with large snaps and four tug-and-release slide adjustments. Up n’ Go allows a wide range of motion of hips, knees and ankles, and is compatible with most chairs, beds, commodes and wheelchairs. Five models are available to accommodate toddler, pediatric youth and adults of different sizes and abilities. Starting retail price is $1,875 for toddler model; $1,950 for adult model. For information: Easy Walking, (877) 549-9711, or www.easy-walking.com.
My Med Stick
My Med Stick offers six USB drive models on which to store important medical and personal information. Options include accommodation of single or multiple users, access to online database input and storage, and the capacity to store lifelong medical history (including images) or current medical information only. Information can be worn on the wrist in a black or white all-weather bracelet, or carried in a silver waterproof flash drive with separate pill holder. Or, order the software only and store data on your own USB drive. Emergency personnel can access lifesaving information only. The starting retail price for software is $39; for My Med Stick USB drives, $50. For information: InfoMed Technologies, (877) 646-5888, or www.MyMedStick.com.
This nylon bag holds an open umbrella, leaving the user’s hands free for steering scooters or wheelchairs, pushing walkers or carrying groceries or other items. The bag is lightweight, has adjustable front straps, and can store additional items such as a wallet, keys or cell phone. Retail price is $20. For information: Rainy Day Solutions, (407) 822-4750, or www.brellabag.com.
This sturdy arm brace provides wrist support and helps people with limited hand strength perform everyday tasks and hobbies. The brace fastens securely to the forearm and hand with wide hook-and-loop fasteners; the adapter attaches with cable ties (“zip ties” or “tie wraps”) to nearly any type of handle on gardening tools, fishing rods, knives, woodworking tools and other common household items. Weighing less than 6 ounces, it can be modified to fit a wide variety of sizes. Buy one arm brace with two adapters for $70; additional adapters are $17/pair. For information: Adaptive Solutions, (763) 286-4758, or www.Receive-All.com.
This early intervention wheelchair adjusts to provide proper positioning for children up to 35 pounds (CB1) or 68 pounds (CB2). A tilt-in-space mobility base provides 5 degrees to 30 degrees of adjustable tilt, while the reclining angle is adjustable from 90 degrees to 160 degrees. The base folds compactly without the need to remove the seating module, and the push handle is height-adjustable. Positioning options include headrest, anterior chest harness, swing-away firm lateral trunk supports, three-point pelvic positioning belt, hip guide inserts, swing-away medial thigh support and one-piece elevating footplate. Retail price is $2,499; $547 for growth kit to convert from CB1 to CB2. For information: Convaid, (888) 266-8243, or www.convaid.com.