With the baby boomers reaching retirement, we anticipate a large increase in demand of health care products for the elderly. As people age, bones become fragile and balance becomes impaired, which puts older people at increased danger with longer recovery times. Dick Sarns, the sponsor of this project and co-founder and CEO of NuStep, a rehabilitation equipment manufacturer, wanted to create a walker for his wife, Norma Sarns, who suffers from multiple sclerosis.
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A Walker With Integrated Toilet Seat and Stroller Capabilities for the Disabled
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Moelmann, C, Davis, P, Getz, J, Pham, A, Wobith, D, Shih, A, & Sarns, D. "A Walker With Integrated Toilet Seat and Stroller Capabilities for the Disabled." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions. Sunriver, Oregon, USA. June 26–29, 2013. V01BT63A009. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14763
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