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Lynette commented on Patterns of inconveniences among various mobility devices

You're right, Rodney. Walkers with some sort of telescoping legs that could be easily adjusted (longer back legs, shorter front legs for going upstairs; longer front legs, shorter back legs for going downstairs) -- perhaps automatically adjusted by smart sensors -- might be one answer. (Similarly those of us who wear high heeled shoes -- which are good for climbing hills but not descending same -- could use shoes with telescoping heels when traversing San Francisco's hills.)

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Lynette commented on B-Shoe

Sounds ingenious. Is losing balance always the same, whether the person is falling backward or forward? And which shoe makes the backward step? If both moved, that would surely cause more imbalance, so how do the shoes know which one to move?

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Lynette commented on Patterns of inconveniences among various mobility devices

This research points out very real issues with both assistive devices and training in their use. If every prescriber of an assistive device were forced to use that device for even a few minutes, both the devices and the training in their use would be quickly addressed and could be improved; e.g. In more cases than not, one will see a walker- or cane-user hunched over, simply because the device has not been adjusted to the user's height and specific needs.