Inventor Develops Assistive Device for Sitting and Standing (BGF-2193)
PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — “I have had numerous hip and knee operations, and the existing devices to help people sit and stand were extremely difficult to use at toilets and not available for chairs without arms,” said an inventor from Novi, Mich. “I came up with this idea as a better, safer alternative.”
He created a prototype for the STAND-AID to make it easier to sit down and stand up from a toilet or a chair without arms. The device stabilizes the user during up-and-down movement. This prevents slips and falls, which reduces the risk of injury. The invention is better ergonomically designed than similar products on the market. Additionally, the device features a foldable, easily portable design. The width is adjustable.
The inventor went on to say, “When a handicapped person backs up to a toilet that has a current device designed to provide assistance, the hand grips are well behind the user. Sitting using such a device turns into a controlled fall and makes standing very difficult. When a person backs up to a toilet or chair that has STAND-AID, the hand grips are directly at the person’s side. Using these hand grips transfers the user’s weight to the front legs for support and balance. This allows the person to sit and stand with very little effort.”
The original design was submitted to the Bingham Farms office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 17-BGF-2193, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp’s Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com.
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