LifeGlider, a revolutionary Hands-Free walker that helps people move safely
[August 12, 2021: The Brighter Side of News]
Josie Ingber, who has multiple sclerosis, maintains her independence and mobility with the LifeGlider, a walking aid that secures the center of gravity to eliminate users' fear of falling. (CREDIT: Business Wire)
LifeGlider®, is the only general-purpose mobility device designed to prevent falls even if users lose their grip or footing. It has eliminated the fear of falling for over 2,000 users who describe the product as “life-changing”.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans, according to the National Council of Aging.
The first LifeGlider users effectively served as the company’s first test group, providing the extensive feedback that Core Mobility wanted before an official launch. “It was important to me that the LifeGlider delivers on its promise of independence and safety before releasing it widely,” said Core Mobility’s CEO and founder Robert Karlovich, also the inventor of the LifeGlider. Karlovich, an engineer, was initially inspired to design a product that would improve the lives of returning veterans with mobility challenges. It has since become clear that there is an enormous need for a new kind of mobility device.
LifeGlider prevents falls by securing the center of gravity at four points of contact – the hips and the Sitz bones. Securing the center of gravity is the same principle that prevents figure skating pairs from falling, even when a partner is held aloft while the other continues to skate.
With the center of gravity secured, LifeGlider users are free to move in ways that are impossible with traditional walkers. With no device obstructing the front of their bodies, they can cook, hug, and even dance. Without the fear of falling, LifeGlider users report that they walk farther and longer, helping them retain and even improve their strength.
Josie Ingber, among the first LifeGlider users, has multiple sclerosis. “For a lot of people, loss of mobility means a loss of independence. The LifeGlider has changed my life,” she says. “With the LifeGlider, I don’t have to worry about my balance so I now do things I wasn’t able to do before. And I’m upright.”
Ingber is such an avid supporter of the LifeGlider because of what it means to people with balance issues that she volunteers her time to moderate a LifeGlider Users Group on Facebook that now numbers over 300 users. “It’s turning into a real community, with people helping and encouraging one another as they regain their independence.”
The LifeGlider is available in three sizes to accommodate persons ranging from 4’6” to 6’4” tall and up to 275 lbs.
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