Watch this video you won’t believe your eyes!
It’s called the Tek Robotic Mobilization Device, and it does not only allow people who can’t walk to get around more independently than any device has done before, but it does also help them to stand up on their own; something that is crucial for maintaining basic health functions in people who have spinal cord injuries.
Instead of entering from the front like a normal wheelchair, people using the Tek RMD do get on their device from the back. That way, they don’t have to hoist themselves with a momentum that can be dangerous and is next to impossible to do alone. By attaching a thick padded strap around the hips, Yusuf maneuvers himself into the Tek RMD on his own. The device uses a suspension system that balances the weight so he can stand up with just a gentle pull. Standing for an hour or more every day is important for people who have lost movement in their legs; without the weight-bearing effect of standing, they can develop cardiovascular problems, brittle bones, pressure sores not to mention the psychological importance of eye-to-eye interpersonal contact.
For more information visit Tek RMD.