A couple of years ago the Internet and media went crazy over a video of a young man using a streamlined machine that looked like a cross between a standing frame and a wheelchair to move around in a standing position. The product was the Tek RMD (Robotic Mobilization Device), and in news bits and videos all over the Web it promised no less than to revolutionize how paraplegics and others with difficulty standing could access their world. At 15.6 inches wide and 29.5 inches long, the Tek RMD appeared to offer users unparalleled navigability in tight spaces in addition to the benefits of a standing frame or standing wheelchair.
The Tek Robotic Mobilization Device is not a wheelchair alternative, but a brand new mobility platform that completely reimagines the way individuals with paraplegia and other walking disabilities are able to move in the world. The ability to independently and safely sit, stand, and navigate environments that were once inaccessible, is now possible, safe, and available now by reservation. Tek RMD is a patented, CE Marked, and FDA 510(k) cleared technology.
Wheelchair users can receive great benefits from standing. RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, has found that standing five times every week can help improve bone density, bladder and bowel function, digestion, circulation and respiratory function. Being able to stand can also improve self-esteem and psychological well-being.
The Tek RMD can be maneuvered easily by the user and the user can board 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.
It is very easy and quick to stand up and sit down with Tek RMD. The suspension system containing gas spring mechanism balances the weight of the user so that standing up requires a gentle pull.
Tek RMD’s Remote Control allows the user to be free from the device. The user can sit on the couch, office chair, or lay to the bed, send the Tek RMD away, and bring it back with the remote control when needed.
Expected Price: $20,500+ Sales Tax
Open only to legal U.S. residents residing in the 50 U.S. & D.C. who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (19 in AL & NE and 21 in MS).