Boomer mobility assist is a functional aid for the elderly

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Breaking away from the utilitarian forms and hospital aesthetic, designer Daniel Molloy from Monash University has come up with an innovative mobility aid for the elderly that will help them moving safely not just on the floor but stairs as well. Dubbed “Boomer,” the mobility aid features easy height adjustment to accommodate different users, together with a user-friendly push button release that collapses the walker for easy storage and transportation. What separates the Boomer from the rest is its stair-ready function, transforming the ordinary walker into a device that allows safe movement while climbing and getting down the stairs. The chair also presents a padded seat and backrest, ensuring optimum comfort for the users. While the zipper and fold out nylon storage bag attached to the backrest provides enough space for personal belongings. Moreover, its sleek organic form, achieved by a manufacturing process called gas-assisted injection molding, allows a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio, which remarkably reduces the weight of the Boomer.

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