SAN DIEGO, February 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LifeWalker Mobility Products (https://upwalker.com/) recently introduced its original, award-winning, clinically proven upright walker as the only ISO-certified and FDA-registered UPWalker sold for use in the United States and the stranger. After hearing reports of faulty imitations and unsafe models being sold to unsuspecting customers by unqualified vendors, LifeWalker Mobility decided to reach out publicly and help people understand the difference between genuine UPWalker and dangerous imitations. UPWalker is the ancestor of the ergonomic classification of standing walkers and its original design has never been successfully replicated by competitors due to patent infringement laws.
“As the initiator, we felt it was extremely important to differentiate our product from others and bring these issues to the attention of the public,” explained Craig Shugert, CEO and President of LifeWalker Mobility Products. “Especially after hearing several reports from customers who were confused and had inadvertently purchased an imitation UPWalker from a major online marketplace. Our patent-protected product is the only upright walker exclusively designed to be safe and comfortable – with many obvious features, and some that are not.”
UPWalker: Safety first
“Most impostor products are nothing more than traditional rollators with vertical armrests simply glued onto an existing frame,” Shugert continued. “These can trick people into thinking they’re safe to use. But without proper engineering, like positioning the user’s weight on forearm supports inside the wheels ( patent protected), these walkers can lead to increased risk of falls and serious injury. Our walker is the only ISO certified model to meet stringent international safety standards for indoor and outdoor use (ISO11199-3).”
“And many of our safety features are built right into the product as an important, built-in part of the design. For example, every UPWalker comes with brakes, but we went one step further: the brake cables are concealed to reduce the risk of snagging the cable while walking.We also have seated position handles with easily adjustable padded armrests for all user heights.Our product is just as easy and comfortable to sit on as it is to walk , and is lightweight, in addition to collapsing. folds up/down for easy trunk storage.”
UPWalker: research is key
“We understand that sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what to look for – imported knockoffs look good at a glance,” Shugert concluded. “But buying a new upright walker/rollator is an investment and a decision users will likely live with for years. It’s important to be informed and know exactly what you’re looking for. Safety comes first priority of our design. And that’s why we’re the only company that sends every product fully assembled – with instructions on how to add accessories.”
“Each UPWalker comes standard with a drink holder, personal item bag and backrest, with additional accessories available like motion-activated security lights, shopping bag, smartphone holder, phone holder cane/umbrella, flashlights, etc. – in-depth unboxing video to help seniors and their advocates prepare their upright walker for use.And we absolutely encourage you to visit us online and explore the ‘UPWalker before you buy. We hope consumers/users and their advocates do so for every medical equipment purchase they make.’
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About Protostar Inc., dba LifeWalker Mobility Products
UPWalker® is manufactured by LifeWalker Mobility Products, an American company, a leader in personal mobility innovation focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of a new category of mobility assistance products called walkers. UPWalker is ISO certified, FDA registered, and designed to allow users to walk upright in a safer, more secure posture – reducing pain and allowing users to walk 2-3x farther! UPWalker® is leading the evolution of mobility products by promoting healthier walking positions, enabling more active, stable and confident lifestyles. Learn more about the original UPWalker® at: www.UPWalker.com.
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