AAT GB is introducing a new solution that enables wheelchair users to climb and descend the stairs with ease.
The new stairclimber, the Roby, clips onto the wheelchair, eliminating any need to transfer.
It is designed to allow people confined to wheelchairs to overcome architectural barriers while moving about both inside and outside the home, with no need for any fixed installation.
At a rate set and managed by the operator, the unit fluidly climbs or descends using electronically controlled gearing on the motor – tratogetonics.
AAT said the climber offers optimal adjustment to accommodate most common wheelchairs whilst allowing room for the operator to comfortably move and steer from behind, with minimal effort.
When not required, it disassembles into two parts for easy storage and transportation.
Peter Wingrave, AAT director, explained: “The Roby brings a new dimension to prescription of inter-level transfer for a disabled client.
“Stairclimbers are increasingly being specified as the preferred solutions for inter-level transfer. They mean there is no need to even consider structural constraints/ adaptation within the home.
“They are swift and cost-effective, enabling timely provision, often from equipment stores, especially when facilitating hospital discharge and overcome structural constraints. They enable the client and all other members of the household to continue to use the home’s layout as normal.
“Adding the tracked Roby adds another dimension to the choice, empowering OTs to specify a solution that meets the client and care-givers’ personal preferences and perceptions in terms of fluidity of movement, stability and operation of the technology.”