Although our healthcare system is very sophisticated, it lacks advancement in ambulation and mobility training. The A.R.M.M.” is a dynamic structure that attaches an individual’s wheelchair directly to their walker. This device provides lateral and posterior support to the individual transferring from a wheelchair to a walker and provides a support system for the patient when ambulating.
Through our University-led research study with OCE funding, we performed clinical trials at 10 long-term care/hospital facilities in Niagara, as well as 50 patient testimonials to gain valuable customer insight. The findings were the ARMM device increased a patient's speed by 24%, the distance of walking by 15%, manoeuvrability by 17% and self-confidence by 48%. While decreasing their fear of falling by 20%.