View Poll Results: If you use a wheelchair do you also use a mobility aid?

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Thread: If you use a wheelchair, do you have/use another mobility aid?

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    Post If you use a wheelchair, do you have/use another mobility aid?

    Hi guys!

    My name is Christian Churchman and I study Industrial Design (MEng) at the University of Liverpool. My supervisor is Farnaz Nickpour, I am currently doing my final year project on mobility aids. Basically, I'm designing and creating a foldable/collapsable walker to fit in/on a wheelchair. I'm currently at the research stage and need some statistics, one of these statistsics is: What percentage of wheelchair users also use a walking aid (anything form a cane to a zimmer frame).

    So I've decided to make a poll here! This is the best forum I've found and thought it would be a good start.

    If anyone knows any statistics on this or can help me out it would be hugely appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Senior Member Lighttouch's Avatar
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    Wheelchairs and walkers can collapse. I can only use one at a time. I9f using a wheelchair that's all I need. Some people who can walk with assistance ould stand and walk behind the wheelchair as a walker.

    Generally wheelchairs are needed for distance/ I like to use a walker at home only to get around my home.

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    Collapsible walkers exist but LT has a point, your unlikely to want both at the same time. I take my collapsible stick with me in a bag on the back of the wheelchair. Just depends on where I'm going and I may have to walk short distance from chair to whatever, IF the chair will not fit.

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