One of the biggest problems for wheelchair users is dealing with stairs and steps: we are not all comfortable with the impact on our home of having a fixture installed that encroaches on living space, and even then, that doesn’t address how to overcome step(s) out of the house, in the community.
Our new Roby clips onto the wheelchair, eliminating any need for transfer. At a rate set and managed by you, the unit fluidly climbs or descends using electronically controlled gearing on the motor (tratogetonics). The climber offers optimal adjustment to accommodate most common wheelchairs whilst allowing room for you to comfortably move and steer from behind, with minimal effort.
When not required, it disassembles into two manageable parts for easy storage and transportation.
“The Roby brings a new dimension to prescription of inter-level transfer for a disabled client,” explains Peter Wingrave, AAT Director. “Stairclimbers are increasingly being specified as the preferred solutions for inter-level transfer, to help people deal with steps and stairs. They mean there is no need to even consider structural constraints/ adaptation within the home. They are swift and cost-effective, enabling timely provision, often from equipment stores, especially when facilitating hospital discharge and overcome structural constraints. They enable the client and all other members of the household to continue to use the home’s layout as normal.
“Adding the tracked Roby adds another dimension to the choice, empowering OTs to specify a solution that meets the client and care-givers’ personal preferences and perceptions in terms of fluidity of movement, stability and operation of the technology.”
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