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Low-Tech Lifesavers: Sock Aids

Low-Tech Lifesavers: Sock Aids

There are plenty of extremely simply designed products which can make a significant difference to our daily lives. Maintaining independence is something that everyone deserves and through some basic, low-tech products some tasks which may have been impossible become possible again. One of these tasks is getting your socks on which for some can be a big problem and something they’d previously needed help with, however, with the Sock Aid, help is no longer needed at all.

What are Sock Aids?

As this tweeter puts it, most sock aids are like a half-drainpipe on strings:

@ my nomination for #disabilitygadgets is the 1/2 drainpipe on strings thingy that I put my socks on with
@eccentricman87
Ted Shiress

There are a wide number of different types of product about which produce the same effect and are available for a range of prices. There are some sock aids which use a stick rather than strings to help with the positioning of the sock. The product is an extremely simple design which performs an essential daily task. Once you have your own you’ll never be without it. As this video demonstrates, sock aids are relatively simple to use:

What do the customers think?

This very simple design which doesn’t need any fabrication or development and it has received rave reviews from its customers. Customers are extremely happy with sock aids and are particularly pleased that they can be used without any need to bend down, avoiding any potential risks or unnecessary pain. It’s great for people who are recovering for major surgery such as hip replacements and others who may suffer from more long-term join related conditions or back pain. Getting used to the process needed to use the aid may take a little time but with handy videos like the ones above, it shouldn’t be long before you’re a sock aid pro.

The range of sock aids available gives you the option to choose one which you believe is right for you. As a very basic product, they’re both cost effective and can make putting your socks on less hassle and trouble than it’s ever been.

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.