This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Debi Wilson 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #12099
     MS News Today Moderator 
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    More investment and new technological developments are needed to assist people who have limited mobility because of lower-limb paralysis. That was the major conclusion of an international study undertaken by ComRes on behalf of the Toyota Mobility Foundation.

    Around the world, millions of people have lower-limb paralysis. In the majority of cases it is due to spinal cord injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.

    Read about this online survey that revealed there is still a lot to be done to improve the quality of life of people with lower-limb paralysis who use mobility devices here: Mobility Devices for People Who Have Lower-Limb Paralysis are Flawed, Online Survey Reveals

    Do you use a mobility device as a result of lower limb paralysis? Does this article cover all of the limitations and flaws in current devices? What would you like to see most in new innovations?

  • #14050
     Mary 
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    I have a folding power wheelchair.  I am 5’3″.  I have one with 121 inch rear wheels, to make more stable when going over rougher pavement etc.  It has a flip-down footrest.  The footrest comes up so high that I need help getting it down once I am seated.  Swing-away footrests (like on manual wheelchairs) should be optionally available, especially considering how expensive these chairs are.

     

  • #14072
     Debi Wilson 
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    Yes, I agree. They should be made as accessible as possible!

  • #14189
     Debi Wilson 
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    😊

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