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Easy Pivot Transfer Lift

Recently, I became aware of this device, the Easy Pivot Transfer Lift, and mention it here for those who might find it useful. I am not extremely knowledgeable about lift devices, but this appears to use a rather novel system. I have not seen this device, used this device, nor do I have any financial connection to it.

Through my cousin I have become acquainted with her friend who has CP (Correction, 2/7/10 -- This ...
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Standing frames?

I would really like to buy a used standing frame, preferably electric and not hydraulic. I would like the kind they you just wheel up to to use and not have to transfer. I am in British Columbia Canada, and I have searched and searched and searched for a good used disability equipment website to post a wanted ad and cannot find a free one. Can anybody make any suggestions concerning my dilemma, or by ...
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Swedo Step-Smart Drop Foot Device

Is anyone using the Swedo Step-Smart Drop Foot Device. Looking into something to get me a little more mobile since my drop foot has become quite severe and walkaid or bioness are not in the budget just yet. After to reading many of the other posts on the drop foot subject it is clear to me that lifting my left leg which has become become quite weak is likely due to compensation of the foot ...
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Anyone looking fora recumbant stepper...

I am hoping to get one of these steppers my physio/rehab place has called a NuStep. I was a full paraplegic after having my son nearly 5 years ago and after a roid run I got minimal use of my legs back and am still considered a paraplegic BUT I can use this machine and got back muscle! It's very exciting to me because I couldn't use my legs in a cycling type way - ...
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can anyone recommend a cooling vest?

hi everyone
my mom has recently been diagnosed with MS,
she has a lot of trouble in the heat so I'm looking into all the different types of cooling vests, it seems as though the cold pack/gel cooling system might be the best option, but I'm having trouble finding reviews for them or finding which one is the most popular/ most liked.
can anyone recommend a certain type and/or brand of cooling vest that works ...
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electrode Burns Skin

I posted this on another thread but got no response. Here's hoping!

I'm a farmer and sometimes I think the farm would fall apart without duct tape!
I have a different problem which is a big one..
My walkaide was great. Kept me walking and able to stand/move for 8 hour Saturdays at my Farmers' Market.

But, my skin reacted to one of the electrodes. I kept wearing it only on Saturdays because it made ...
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Secondhand Bioness

In Europe the Bioness is just getting more attention. However the pricing is quite a bite higher (€8100). Therefor I am looking into the possibility of buying one in the US and prefably a used one/second hand.

Is anyone willing to help me in buying one and shipping it to Europe?

Best regards,

Kurt (Netherlands)
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Stanford helps an innovator

oops! deleted --placed in wrong forum
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This device, which is said to be compareable to WALKAID, might be specially interesting for german MS patients. I heard that the device would cost about 1.000 EUR.

(sorry only german text available - maybe google translate might help)

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Wheelchair Footrest Options

I came across the following post on another website; I thought I would post it again here in case someone at This Is MS might have some suggestions:
Wheelchair footrest options


Are there any footrest options other than these three?

1. The rigid built in, doesn't move: suspect wouldn't let me stand close enough to the chair to feel it behind me before I sit down, or sit down far enough back to not ...
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