The SPH Medical XL Platform Walker, designed for bariatric patients up to 530 pounds, is a stand-up, mobility and walking aid rolled into one. It features the same benefits as the SPH Medical Rise and Go with additional space and strength to ensure the safety and comfort of larger and heavier patients. Designed with ambulating patients and early patient mobility in mind, this innovative platform walker has widened inner dimensions for enhanced comfort and maneuverability. With flexible frame widening and a lower height above the walking frame, this walker ensures enhanced versatility regardless of the circumstances.
This cleverly designed bariatric platform walker boasts an open, reinforced design. Because it is designed for plus-size patients, it provides an exceptional amount of room for maneuvering without making patients feel too closed in. The walker has been reinforced and extended further for additional stability during the standing maneuver, providing enhanced safety for ambulating patients and caregivers alike. Four individually lockable castors further enhance safety while providing caretakers with extra flexibility.
The SPH Medical XL Platform Walker stands low to the ground, so it has low ground clearance. This allows it to be maneuvered right up close to patients even if they are sitting in wheelchairs or otherwise not as easily accessible. The electrically driven frame widening feature makes it even easier to position the walker right up next to a patient, even if they are in a wheelchair, a bed or a chair. When in the widest position, the walker provides extra stability. The widening feature also makes it simpler for caregivers to help patients stand up, and it provides more clearance for patients with muscle spasms and other conditions.
For additional assistance during the standing maneuver, the XL – Platform Walker includes patented power rise functionality. During the standing procedure, lift assistance alleviates stress on caregivers and patients alike and simplifies the entire process. The power rise system’s unique harness reaches down as far across the bottom as possible, ensuring optimal support and facilitating a more natural standing action. As a result, patients can move from sitting to standing more safely and easily.
Flexible strapless adjustments make it a snap to preset this walker to the desired configuration. Once a patient is standing, the height of the walker can be strapped easily and adjusted, ensuring exceptional support and an optimal walking position. The hand controller is easily accessible to the caregiver and the patient, and ergonomic handles can be easily adjusted in all directions. This is especially useful for stroke patients who need to grab handles a certain way quickly.
Anatomical cushions are strategically positioned to alleviate stress on the arms, neck and shoulders, shifting weight to the larger muscles of the legs and chest. As a result, the XL is remarkably easy to steer. Folding armrests fold outward, providing easy access to handles during the standing maneuver. Adjustable shin supports can be used to facilitate the standing procedure further or moved aside as needed.