Robotic Mobility Device For Paraplegics
Matia Robotics has released its latest updated version of its Tek Robotic Mobilization Device, which is a new mobility platform that entirely reinvents the way people with paraplegia and other walking disabilities can navigate the world and live life to the fullest. This innovative mobility device is specifically not labeled as a “wheelchair alternative,” but instead is considered “a life-changing mobility platform” that allows the disabled to safely sit, stand, and reach places that once were inaccessible – completely independently.
This brand new empowering mobility device is now available in indoor and outdoor versions. This change is made possible by its optional outdoor version kit, which is now included with the Tek RMD. So, the user can switch between indoor and outdoor modes for maximum mobility. It also has an optional motorized electric stander to make a smoother transition from sitting to a standing position and a foldable seat to ease transfers in and out of the Tek RMD.
Tek RMD is 16.5″ wide and 29.5″ long (42 cm X 75 cm) and weighs 242.5 lbs (110 kg). This compact size allows it to fit through narrow spaces that are inaccessible to wheelchairs. When not in use, for example, when the user wants to sit on the couch, or a chair and be completely free from the mobility device, the Tek RMD can be easily maneuvered by remote control to another spot that’s out of the way. Then using the remote control, the user can easily retrieve the Tek RMD. It’s also equipped with a joystick for easy and accessible maneuvering.
A key safety feature to the Tek RMD is the secure boarding onto the device from its back, which doesn’t require assistance. This allows for safe mounting and dismounting while in a seated position and eliminates the need for often-dangerous maneuvers that are required for getting into wheelchairs (including using upper-body strength and momentum to hoist into it), Matia Robotics notes. Its state-of-the-art suspension system contains a gas spring mechanism that balances the weight of the user so standing up only requires a gentle pull.
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