Every year people suffer debilitating workplace injuries. It’s important to not only focus on getting injured workers back to their everyday life, but also on providing mobility solutions that allow them to provide for themselves and their families. This includes providing the equipment and the technology necessary to maximize their mobility and independence at work and at home.
It’s important to understand innovative how complex rehab technology products can improve mobility and an individual’s health overall.
What is Complex Rehab Technology?
Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) products augment or replace function, providing support surfaces and mobility bases that enable an individual to participate in everyday life to whatever extent they are capable. These medically necessary and individually-configured products are designed to meet the unique needs of those with disabilities. They include complex power wheelchair systems, highly configurable manual wheelchairs, adaptive seating systems, alternative positioning systems and other innovative lifestyle products.
What Lifestyle Products Increase or Improve a User’s Mobility?
Throughout the years, advances in CRT innovation have addressed limitations faced by those who suffer from paraplegia and other walking disabilities. These advances include several highly innovative and unique products that can maximize performance, relieve pain and allow users to enhance their mobility.
Tek RMD is a motorized, standing mobility device that offers the ability to independently and safely sit, stand and navigate environments that were once inaccessible – all while standing at eye level. It’s easy to board, and is done unassisted, providing users with greater independence. With just a gentle pull, the gas spring mechanism brings the user to a standing position, while the joystick control gives the user the freedom of navigation.
The device’s small footprint, 16.5-inches wide by 29.5-inches long, make it easy to maneuver through doorways and narrow spaces that can often be challenging in other chairs. A turning radius of 23.6” also allows for smooth transition of direction.
Benefits for injured workers include:
- Improved health and endurance at work. RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America has found that standing five times every week can help improve bone density, bladder and bowel function, digestion, circulation and respiratory function as well as psychological wellbeing.1
- Lower the cost of home and workplace modifications. The compact size of the Tek RMD makes it easy to navigate and maneuver through narrow spaces, and reduces/eliminates the need for home or work modifications.
- Ease of use. It’s easy to board, and is done unassisted, providing users with greater independence.
SoftWheel by Numotion
For those who spend the majority of their day in a manual wheelchair, comfort is a top priority. It has an impact on a user’s energy, pain level and overall health and wellbeing. There are a few factors that can impact the level of comfort, but one contributes more than others – the wheels.
SoftWheel by Numotion in-wheel suspension technology reinvents the wheel to increase comfort for the user.
SoftWheel absorbs impact shocks and vibrations, while providing extraordinary rigidity and stability. This helps to minimize the pain and fatigue you endure with daily wheelchair use. It is unlike any other wheel, and the difference can be felt with every turn.
Benefits for injured workers include:
- Ability to work a full day. By absorbing the shocks and vibrations felt with traditional wheels, SoftWheels minimize the pain and fatigue endured with daily wheelchair use and provides the user with the comfort needed to work all day.
- Both indoor and outdoor use. Bumps come in all shapes and sizes, including uneven surfaces, doorways and rough terrain outdoors. SoftWheels are versatile and can be used in nearly all applications.
- Compatible with most ultra lightweight wheelchairs. SoftWheels are versatile enough to be configured with various manual chairs.
By providing additional life lifestyle enhancement products, we’re able to better assist injured workers who suffer from paraplegia and other walking disabilities the ability to get back to work and maximize their career opportunities.
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This is a sponsored post from WorkCompWire marketing partner NuMotion.
1 RESNA – RESNA Position on the Application of Wheelchair Standing Devices – 3/2007