URise Products designed, and is bringing to market, the StandUp Walker (www.StandUpWalker.com), a 2-in-1 stand-assist device that helps users independently rise from a seated position then easily transforms into a medical walker for mobility support.
For many with mobility issues, standing up safely can be the biggest challenge. With the StandUp Walker, the user engages the hinges to lower the StandUp Walker and then pulls the walker towards them to align to the optimal position to push up to standing. The Standup Walker then easily clicks into place to use as a mobility walker without the user needing to stoop over.
The patent-pending innovation is easy to use, weighs just over 10 lbs and supports up to 400 lbs. StandUp Walker replaces up to $2,000 of home medical equipment; including a standard medical walker, toilet seat risers and powered lift chairs. With accessories, it can be used outdoors and folded up and taken on-the-go. StandUp Walker is made in the USA, retails for $299 and can be purchased through www.StandUpWalker.com
StandUp Walker was recently featured on The Doctors TV Show where it won the Funder Games for best new healthcare innovation. In April 2016, the StandUp Walker was the cover story featured in Inventors Digest magazine. In June 2016, URise Products won the Aging 2.0 Global Startup Search in Atlanta. The win positions URise against 30+ aging-centric startups from around the world and one of the few that is not a high tech app.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Mimi Sardou
Type of entry: team
Ken Paulus, Howard Liles, Gary Kabot, Mimi Sardou
Mimi is inspired by:
Helping others to be more mobile and independent.
Patent status: pending