Get ready for the light modern rollator
Adjusting to life with a disability is never easy, but there are ways to help yourself cope with limitations, overcome challenges, and build a rewarding life.
According to experts, the number of disabled people in the UK are on the rise. According to new Government statistics, there are now 13.9 million disabled people in the UK.
In this article we are going to discover why you might be less mobile, how it might affect you and whether there are more modern, well-designed mobility aids available for those looking for a more stylish alternative.
So let's first start by hitting the brief before we delve into a little more detail.
Is there a more modern light and stylish mobility aid? With the advent of new technology within the mobility industry such as lighter materials like carbon rather than traditional aluminum, along with sleeker, more stylish offerings from Danish design houses such as the byAcre Carbon Ultralight Rollator, there are many mobility aids suitable for today’s modern consumer. The byAcre Carbon Ultralight Rollator is the world's lightest rollator weighing a mere 4.8kg (fully assembled, medium size).
Now we’ve seen the short answer, let’s start by discovering a little more about the reasons why you, a family member or friend may have mobility problems.
Why might I be less mobile?
Mobility is related to changes in a person's body such as loss in muscle strength and mass, less mobile and stiff joints, as well as gait changes that affect balance which may significantly compromise their mobility.
Mobility is crucial to the maintenance of independent living, not only for seniors but also for the wider community.
If a person's mobility is restricted, it may significantly affect their activities and enjoyment of daily living.
There are lots of factors which may contribute to your being less mobile. Some may think that it’s simply a question of approaching senior years, but it’s surprising to realise that some factors we might not have considered such as carrying too much weight, a sedentary job, or simply when recovering from surgery, can lead to problems with mobility.
Let’s take a look below:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
- Chronic fatigue syndrome - ME
- Impaired strength and balance
- Diabetes and arthritis
- Motor neuron disease MND
- Multiple sclerosis MS
- Weakness and fatigue
If a person's mobility is restricted, it may significantly affect their activities of daily living
What can I do to manage less mobility?
Many people with limited mobility are now using walking aids such as rollators to assist them with everyday activities.
They can include:
New technology has enabled these devices to keep up to date with modern mobility needs and an article in the Wall Street Journal really demonstrates the needs of our modern society in terms of mobility assistance which are changing rapidly.
Many are discovering how the old fashioned clunky type of aids are becoming less and less relevant and outdated with a new wave of light, stylish walking accessories on offer.
More and more companies are offering walkers, canes, and other products that not only assist the elderly and disabled, but also provide a stylish and more attractive alternative.
It seems that many companies are joining the ranks of byAcre who are providing a sleeker, more ergonomic and modern alternative to the traditional heavier and cumbersome offerings of old.
As mobility is one of the core values that challenge those with disabilities of all ages, more modern companies are understanding that the current market for mobility aids somewhat fails today’s modern consumer. byAcre are producing carbon-based rollators - 'walkers with wheels' - as a sleek and lightweight alternative to the heavy-duty aluminum walkers of recent years.
Are mobility aids suitable for both young and old?
The Scandinavian styling of byAcre's flagship product, the Carbon Ultralight Rollator, is perfect for both the young and elderly to keep active.
More forward thinking companies such as byAcre understand that the old-fashioned ‘ageist’ messages and outdated styling which suggests fragility and dependence need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
Are mobility aids available in stylish colours?
With a wealth of attractive colours such as Strawberry Red, Oyster White and sleek Carbon Black, byAcre are nailing the brief for those who want beautiful styling to their mobility aids.
Businesses understand how products which have been physiotherapist recommended, coupled with modern innovation are needed for the more contemporary consumer.
Available in three colours (Oyster White, Strawberry Red and Carbon Black) and two sizes (Regular and Wide track)
Is there a well-designed mobility aid?
Back in 2017 in the design capital of Copenhagen, byAcre were storming the design and innovation world with their award-winning mobility aid designs.
Their mission to eradicate the stigma of mobility aids and to provide elegantly designed aids for people, not patients, and with the production of their lightweight rollator, those with mobility needs of all ages can be active with confidence.
So let’s take a look below at some of the benefits of the byAcre Ultralight Rollator:
As with every superbly designed product, there will always be a backstory! So let’s find out where the inspiration for this super lightweight stylish mobility aids began.
What was the inspiration for the Ultralight Rollator?
While the designers at byAcre were designing their flagship product, one of the top priorities was manoeuvrability.
It was important to provide a fast, smooth, and literally effortless ride.
So understandably, the team looked to find inspiration where these crucial elements were present.
The designers found organic shapes of fast-moving animals such as falcons, sharks, and dolphins to be crucial to not only the styling, but also the overall handling.
Inspiration from both the natural world and sleek engineering from sports cars and bicycles provided additional inspiration.
The lightweight materials and dynamic shapes fused together with the effortless grace of fast-moving animals to provide the user with a superbly styled product, right from the frame forks which hold the wheels, hidden cables, through to the brake handles.
What are the benefits of the Ultralight Rollator?
byAcre has designed the Ultralight Rollator simply to be the lightest product of its kind.
In their own words..
Let’s look below at the benefits of this ultra-light, super sleek mobility aid:
- Discover the world around you With the super lightweight materials, easy folding mechanism and sleek lines, it will easily fit in any car, train, boat or airplane.
- The lightest rollator in the world Carbon frame 4.8kg (medium)
- Ultra stable design with carbon fibre frames and aircraft grade aluminum
- Dynamic styling designed and manufactured in Copenhagen, Denmark and inspired by the automotive industry and nature
- Soft and comfortable 200mm PUR tyres on all 4 wheels, including a push-button for height adjustment in 30mm increments.
- Ergonomic handles which support good posture
- Three stylish colours Oyster White, Strawberry Red, and Carbon Black.
- Warranty A full 2-year warranty with an increase to 5 years
And finally …
We hope we have helped you to discover that there are superbly designed mobility aids created for those looking for a more stylish, light, and innovative aid to mobility.
So whether you are travelling around your home or across the globe, there is a stylish alternative available for you.
For more details check out our website or phone 020 8638 6308 and one of our expert team will be able to give you more information.