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When a person has impaired mobility, their prime need is to be as independent as possible. Mobility aids such as wheelchairs, powered chairs, and rollators can provide users with greater freedom, allowing them to undertake daily activities more easily without requiring assistance. When obstacles however are encountered, such as steps, curbs, and uneven surfaces, these can impede their accessibility and impact their safety.
The one thing that users with impaired mobility dread, is falling while taking a shower or bath. When their wish it to stay independent during their hygiene routine, to fall and be injured, is their worst nightmare. Being able to shower independently when you have a disability that affects your mobility, can prove a real struggle, and if you’re unsteady on your feet, it can also increase the risk of falls.
Being able to unwind on a comfortable chair after a long day on your feet is one of life’s pleasures. If however you suffer with impaired mobility, or you’re unsteady on your feet, trying to get in and out of a regular couch or chair can prove challenging, uncomfortable and it can be a painful experience.
While robots may have not taken over just yet, the use of smart technology in our homes certainly has. The smart home devices market is forecast to reach more than 53 billion U.S dollars by 2022. This figure is staggering although it may not be that surprising considering how useful these smart devices can prove around the home and how accessible they have become.
It seems hard to believe, but not that long ago there were no smartphones. In the past 20 years however, the use of smartphones have become a widespread phenomenon. Once they were seen as a luxury, but now they have become a necessity and transformed our everyday life. Over 77% of the U.S. population now own a smartphone, this statistic is likely to increase further in the coming years.
Difficulty using the toilet is an all too common problem for users who have undergone recent surgery such as a hip or knee replacement, or for anyone with impaired mobility or those that may suffer with balance issues.
A toilet that is positioned too low to the ground can mean that the user may struggle to sit or stand while going to the bathroom which can prove both uncomfortable and dangerous.