TekRMD is trying to help people in wheelchairs better navigate their world. This video shows how the Tek Robotic Mobilization Device has changed one man’s life.
One of the main problems of any wheelchair is that, it can only be front-mounted. This is a problem because wherever a person is sitting, like a couch, bed, toilet seat or a chair, his front side is always free and his body is always resting on his back. For this reason paraplegic people have to lift their body with their arms and throw themselves onto their wheelchairs in order to transfer their body from a bed or a chair. This motion of throwing the body is difficult, dangerous, and almost impossible to do without assistance, especially for older and/or overweight people. On the other hand Tek Robotic Mobilization Device can be pulled easily by the user and the user can mount onto the device securely from its back. Mounting and dismounting the device can be done successfully in a much safer way since the user is doing so while in a seated position.
Tek Robotic Mobilization Device holds the user in an upright position while leaving his hands free. This position makes it possible for the user to reach everywhere with free hands and perform many daily tasks such as cooking, washing dishes, ironing, etc. comfortably in environments that are typically not set up for people with physical handicaps. Movements that require both hands, such as carrying a tray can be easily done with the use of the remote control. Additionally the user can enjoy being at eye level with other people in his/her daily life.
Presently Tek Robotic Mobilization Device is the world’s smallest motorized standing movement device. It is only 36 cm wide and 62 cm long. With these dimensions it covers only one third of the space of a small wheelchair. This way users can pass through many narrow spaces which they cannot pass through with a wheelchair of an average width of 60 cm. They can also reach places in their home and offices, which is not possible with any other device. Despite its narrow dimensions, Tek Robotic Mobilization Device is an exceptionally well-balanced device. It grabs the users from the balance points and prevents any misuse or unwanted movements that would result in a loss of balance. Correct standing position and balance are preserved by Tek Robotic Mobilization Device at all times.