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Robotic Mobilization Device

Robotic Mobilization

Tek RMD is the world’s smallest motorized standing movement device: 36 cm wide and 62 cm long. With these dimensions it covers only one third of the space of a small wheelchair. This way users can pass through many narrow spaces which they cannot pass through with a wheelchair of an average width of 60 cm.

Tek Robotic Mobilization DeviceCan mount from the back

The Tek Robotic Mobilization Device can be pulled easily by the user and the user can mount onto the device securely from its back. Mounting and dismounting the device can be done successfully in a much safer way since the user is doing so while in a seated position.

Correct standing position

Standing wheelchair-like devices that can move while standing up, usually cannot lift their users to a fully upright position. In contrast, Tek Robotic Mobilization Device holds the user in an upright position while leaving his hands free.

Tek Robotic Mobilization DeviceStanding up and health

As a mandatory daily exercise, paraplegic people must stay in a standing position for approximately one hour everyday. This exercise is of vital importance for preserving the body’s health. Existing devices for standing up are either very slow or require too much effort. In contrast, it is very easy and quick to stand up and sit down with Tek Robotic Mobilization Device. The suspension system containing gas spring balances the weight of the user so that standing up requires just a gentle pull. From the moment they wake up, users can mount the device and stand up without needing assistance from others.

Tek Robotic Mobilization DeviceTek RMD is not an alternative to wheelchairs. It is a new platform that provides the opportunity of movement for people with paraplegia by enabling them to independently stand up in a completely upright position with correct posture and facilitating their movement in their daily activities. and the Midwest Independent Living Consultants are working together to produce an online tour of the Chairs and Cares Model Accessible Home to show people (nationally and internationally) how to live independently and age in place. The home is owned by the North Central Technical College and located on their campus in Wausau, Wisconsin.… Continue Reading

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A new  national survey conducted by Lake Research Partners for the California HealthCare Foundation looks at who is using personal health records (PHR) and other health information technologies. Although the numbers may still be small the benefits are there especially for those with chronic conditions. Survey Highlights About 7 percent of those surveyed say they have… Continue Reading

During the year-long study 200 high-risk patients over the age of 60 with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart failure, lung disease, will use a medical monitoring device to take their vitals: blood pressure, weight, sugar levels and peak air flow. This information is collected in a central database at the Mayo Clinic where the patient’s primary medical team will have secure web access. Clinicians will also be able to use the videoconferencing system to observe and communicate with their patients. Continue Reading Age in place at home, it's where you want to be.