Walking Frames Provide Greater Stability And Aid Mobility For The Disabled And Elderly
The elderly and other disabled people often need the constant support of walking aids to allow them to be reasonably mobile. These aids are a means of transferring weight from the upper limbs to the ground so that the weight on the lower limbs is reduced.
They are devices that improve the walking pattern and give the user the needed balance and safety that allows them to be independently mobile. While canes, walking sticks, and crutches have always been used, these have single point support that requires practice to use and to remain balanced.
Walkers or walking frames have four points of contact on the ground that can give a wide base of support and can be of great help to users with poor balance who require greater stability. They have three sides, with the side closest to the user being open and allowing the user to be in full control of the frame while walking.