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Please note that all photos and videos show an Engineering Test version of the PAW, not the production version.

Injured female's (who's feet cannot support her weight) very first time trying a PAW Test Unit

Torture Test Video

4 km/hr dog walk on prototype walker

Get Your Mobility Back!

Welcome to Brisker Mobility Labs, creators of the Power Assisted Walker (PAW).

The POWER ASSISTED WALKER (PAW) is a new type of mobility device.  It's designed for for disabled / injured/ post-operative people, and the elderly.  Read on and see how the PAW is unique!

As the name suggest it's a walker; a walker with added benefits.  If you want to be able to walk further or longer, be more comfortable, be able to easily climb and descend hills, and get the exercise benefits of actually walking, as compared to using a mobility scooter, the PAW may be for you!

To use the PAW, you need to have just a tiny little bit of balance, some use of your hands, and the ability and desire to use your legs and feet to whatever extent that you are able to.  The PAW is not a mobility scooter, although it can be used as one.  Its biggest benefit is that it is designed to keep you in a fully upright walking position, while supporting your weight and allowing you to do the walking!

The PAW offers a power assisted mode, which will help people climb hills, go for further and longer walks and, most importantly, walk at normal speeds!

Climbing hills and going for  long walks are a huge problem when using a regular walker as they are both slow and uncomfortable.  The PAW's advanced electronics allows you to set a speed that you would like to walk at, and then helps you maintain that speed when you become too tired or too uncomfortable to manage it on your own.

The PAW will also help you maintain your speed when climbing a hill.  Regular walkers have small wheels that are not good for uneven or rough terrain.  Regular walkers have poor brakes that are not meant for safely controlling your speed or stopping on hills.  Regular walkers can put a lot of stress and discomfort on your back, shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands.  The PAW's power assisted operation, 20" wheels, and taking your weight on your sit bones, instead of your upper body, helps with all of that!  The PAW provides high quality disc brakes that require very little hand strength to operate.  The PAW has large diameter tires that ensure uneven terrain, grass fields, and even many gravel and dirt trails can generally be navigated with no difficulties.

One more thing we should tell you.  Unlike a mobility scooter, the PAW folds up and can easily fit into the trunk of almost any vehicle.  In fact, when folded, it will fit into a suitcase.

The PAW is ready to take on any walk that -you- are ready to take on!

Who Designed the PAW, and why??

The Power Assisted Walker was brought into being by it's designer, Darren Brisker as a result of Darren's own mobility issues and his desire to find a mobility device that could meet his own needs. Years ago, Darren was injured and, as a result became an quadriplegic. His injury is what is known as "Incomplete", meaning that while it affects all of his limbs (and many other things), he does have some decent function and is able to walk short distances.

Although Darren can walk, it is not without a lot of effort and discomfort. Also, while Darren could walk, it was not without its frustrations, which included being slow (which made it difficult to walk with friends), the pain of walking, never knowing if he would be able to get back due to the onset of pain or spasms or just tiredness, and many other issues. Darren also grew frustrated with the fact that, even after years of searching, he still couldn't find a walker that met his needs. Needs such as wanting to be able to walk his dog at the speed that a dog walks, wanting to be able to walk further and longer, wanting to be able to walk in the beautiful trail system of North Vancouver BC, and especially wanting to be able to walk up and down hills as the area he lives in has many of them!

Darren's frustrations with what was currently available and how none of them met his needs, led him to always be thinking about how to solve this problem. One day in 2016 an idea finally came to him and, after the encouragement and feedback of both professionals and peers, he set to designing, fabricating, and programming his ideas. Almost 2 years later and many prototypes later, the PAW was born, and is now ready for others to benefit from!

Please note that all photos and videos on this site currently show an engineering unit, not the final production version.  Features may be added or removed as we continuously work diligently to bring you the best product possible! 

Questions?  Email us at info@briskermobilitylabs.com