Using Innovative Engineering To Make Movement Accessible For Everyone
A UN report estimates that around 1 Bn people worldwide live with some form of disability, out of which approximately 100 Mn are children. It further goes on to declare that close to half of the senior population (over the age of 60) struggle with a disability on a daily basis, and were the most adversely impacted group during the recent pandemic.
While their disability may be categorized into various types such as physical, mental, intellectual, or cognitive, it usually results in impairing the afflicted person’s movements and capacity to lead a self-reliant life. Not to mention, the other obstacles such as social stigma, discrimination, and people’s ignorance about their condition. From an aid and infrastructure perspective as well, the lack of accessible buildings, fewer available modes of transportation, and a dearth of assistive equipment significantly hamper the mobility and general development of the differently abled. This lack of independence and opportunities is known to seriously affect the mind and increase the tendency to cause self-harm with an alarming 32% rate of suicidal thoughts.
The role of assistive equipment to improve mobility
Fortunately, we live in a time of innovation and advanced accessible technology that is constantly working towards improving living standards while promoting inclusivity among all. Drive DeVilbiss, in particular, has been at the forefront of developing mobility solutions using deep insights and innovative engineering to enable you to lead a life of independence and dignity. There are varying kinds of disabilities that affect people differently. We get that one solution can never fit all. Our vast array of life-enhancing, durable mobility products covers a plethora of mobility-related challenges and also caters to those undergoing rehabilitation or post-op care. Here is a quick glimpse into our diverse assistive equipment catalog.
Canes and Walking Aids
Lightweight, foldable, and easy to carry, our wide range of walking aids helps you stay mobile both inside and outside your home while ensuring you get the right support and balance. An all-terrain cane that even allows you to walk on snow courtesy of its stainless steel spikes, and the folding seat cane that opens up to provide a comfortable seat, are just two of the examples of Drive’s innovation in this field.
If a cane or a crutch is insufficient to provide the support you need, then you can check out our collection of tri-walkers and rollators. Their rust-proof aluminum frames are light yet durable, and their 360-degree wheels make them an excellent companion while going on walks in the open or visiting the grocery store.
How can Sanrai help?
Innovative products from companies such as Sanrai can help the elderly and those with disabilities lead independent lives. Sanrai has a wide range of products from companies such as Drive DeVilbiss that can help the disabled get up and about, have a better social life, maintain personal hygiene and do everyday tasks with ease.
The first step towards reducing the mental impact of disability is to embrace it. Accepting and understanding your transition path into this new phase of life can help you maintain mental well-being, stay in touch with your peers and manage life just the way you did earlier. However, this might come with significant challenges. Understanding that there are solutions and people who can help you during this phase of life goes a long way in reducing the impact of disability on your mental health. Stay mobile, stay independent.