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Ken commented on StairWalker 2.0 [Update: The Designer's Journey]

It's really great because it's a proven concept - but simplified to its function essence. It lends itself to a number of durable, yet cost-effective materials and manufacturing processes. I can also see that it could be used for facilitating movement of groceries and other supplies from floor to floor. Also, many older homes have external stairs from street level to yard, yard to porch, etc... and so an outdoor-grade version might help create a full solution to mobility and safety on stairs.

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Ken commented on StairWalker 2.0 [Update: The Designer's Journey]

Awesome idea! Looks efficacious and cost effective.

Hi Devendra, the way I imagine it working is that the care-provider (NP, home health agency, Physical Therapist) who uses this as a screening and teaching tool would be the one who is familiar with the patient's outcome, and therefore could provide the follow-up data. The app could send the care-provider a list of their patients requesting status updates at a prescribed interval (say every 90 days). It would be easy/efficient for them to update status on them all simultaneously by just indicating any that had a fall.