Physiotherapists recommend the following method of determining the correct height for a walking stick.
The walking stick user should stand upright, in the type of shoes they usually wear, with their arms hanging naturally by their sides. Another person should turn the walking stick upside down, so that the handle is resting on the floor. Positioning the stick next to the user, make a small mark on the shaft of the stick level with the bump at the bottom of the wrist bone. Using a small saw, cut the stick at this point. This will mean that the user's arm will be slightly bent when they hold the stick.
Adding to the freedom and performance of the LiNX control system is the new 10 Way Switch. The simple to use switch input allows actuators to be motioned while the client is still in drive. An example benefit this brings is accessing seat tilt while driving – this will allow the client to tilt the seat back while descending a gradient, or tilting the seat down while ascending.
Invacare LiNX has revolutionised the way in which power wheelchairs are programmed. By programming wirelessly via Bluetooth, healthcare professionals can tweak and modify programs “LIVE” while the power chair is being driven!
There are a number of benefits to this innovation:
Walking sticks are very personal items and each one should be chosen to suit the requirements of its user. These vary greatly and so there are many different types of handles. The main variations are shown here. When selecting a new cane, users should try various handles to find the shape and size that is most comfortable and supportive for them.