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

 

Welcome to Brisker Mobility Labs.

Introducing the Power Assisted Walker (PAW)

This is the story of what the Advanced Technology Power Assisted Mobility Walker is, and why it came into existence.

 

WHAT IS IT?
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT IT?
The POWER ASSISTED WALKER (PAW) is a new type of mobility device for disabled / injured/ post-op people, and the elderly.  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 also 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 long or distant walks are a huge problem for regular walkers 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 help 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 and poor brakes that are not very good at safely controlling your speed or stopping on hills.  As well, they 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 also provides high quality disc brakes that require very little hand strength to operate, and large diameter tires to ensure that uneven terrain, grass fields, and even many gravel and dirt trails are no problem.
Stay tuned for "Who designed it, and why?"