Low-tech Lifesavers: Folding Walking Sticks

Low-tech lifesavers: Folding Walking Sticks

At Living With Disability we hope to show you a huge range of fantastic and potentially life changing product of both low and high tech design. Sometimes even the simplest thing can make a huge difference and like our heading says whether by accident or design, these things can make your life much easier.

The first thing we’re looking at are folding walking sticks. It seems this simple invention has made a huge difference for many people as this tweet shows:

@ #disabilitygadgets that changed my life: folding up walking sticks for when I'm ok at start of the day but can't walk by the end
@rightsnequality
McIlwhan Consulting

An attractively patterned folding walking stick

This is just one example of somebody who really rates the folding walking stick and there are many different models on the market to cater to different individuals and needs. As a well established product folding walking sticks can retail for a range of prices and come in a range of different styles and patterns. You will be able to find one which suits your style and like the tweeter above says, they’re great for those who may not initially need the support of a stick but as the day goes on, it becomes necessary. You can simply take your stick out of your bag and support yourself with its help. Additionally, if you’re a wheelchair user, these small folding walking sticks are much more easy to store without taking up too much space.

Switch sticks are one popular brand of folding walking stick and they come in a range of styles and patterns to suit your personal preferences. This video shows exactly how easy their products are to use:

Foldable sticks and canes can be stylish and study

As you can see, they’re extremely simple to use and very popular with their users. Customers love the fact that as well as being completely foldable, these folding walking sticks have several height adjustment levels and are lightweight but sturdy. They provide everything you need from your walking stick including the extra support at the end of a long day.

 

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