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Walking sticks, walking frames and other walking aids promote individual mobility and independent living for people with limited walking abilities.

These assistive products can:

  • Compensate walking difficulties
  • Reduce risk of falling
  • Increase stability and balance
  • Provide individual mobility
  • Support an upright posture

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Subsections of: Assistive products for walking

Assistive products for walking, manipulated by one arm

Devices providing support when walking that have a handgrip without a forearm support, a single shaft, and one tip (ferrule)

Elbow crutches

Devices providing support when walking that have a semi-circular support for the elbow, a horizontal hand grip, a single shaft, and one tip (ferrule)

Forearm support crutches

Devices providing support when walking that have a semi-circular support for the forearm below elbow, a horizontal hand grip, a single shaft, and one tip (ferrule)

Axillary crutches

Devices providing support when walking that have a horizontal padded support that is placed against the upper body next to the armpit, a horizontal hand grip, and one or more vertical shafts ending in one tip (ferrule)

Walking sticks and canes with three or more legs

Devices providing support when walking that have a hand grip without a forearm support and a single shaft that branches into three or more shafts each of which ends in a tip (ferrule). multiple tips provide extra stability

Walking sticks and canes with seat

Devices providing support when walking that have a hand grip without a forearm support, a single shaft, one or more tips (ferrules), and a seat, usually folding, attached to the hand grip or shaft

Assistive products for walking, manipulated by both arms

Frames that help a person to maintain stability and balance while walking or standing, usually constructed of metal, that have hand grips, do not provide forearm support, and with either four tips or two tips and two castors

Rollators

Frames that help a person to maintain stability and balance while walking, that have hand grips and three or more wheels

Walking chairs

Devices with wheels and seat or sling that support the body when walking, with or without forearm support

Walking tables

Devices with wheels and tips and a supporting table or forearm support, pushed forward by both arms, possibly in combination with the upper body

Accessories for assistive products for walking

Products that fit over the bottom of walking sticks, canes or crutches or the ends of walking frame or rollator legs to enhance the stability of the walking aid

Products to properly grip walking aids

Devices that aid a person to grasp securely a walking stick, cane, crutch, walking frame or rollator

Pads, cushions and other accessories for walking aids to prevent bruising or skin injury

Products that can be added to walking sticks, canes, crutches, walking frames, rollators and walking tables to protect the user from bruising or skin injury caused by repeated contact with a specific part of the walking aid

Seats for walking aids

Seats that can be added to canes, walking frames, rollators and walking tables that can support the weight of the person using the walking aid

Accessories attached to walking aids to hold or carry objects

Included are, e.g., baskets, pouches, hooks, lay trays, tables, bags, holders for oxygen units, holders for umbrellas and holders for walking frames and rollators to carry walking sticks, canes or crutches.

Products to hold walking aids in place when not in use

Devices to fix in place a walking stick, cane, crutch or walking frame or to park a rollator

Lights and safety signaling devices for walking aids

Devices that can be attached to a walking aid to illuminate the walking aid's surroundings or to mark the position of the walking aid