Collaborating with a 90-year old walker user, Josh Wesolowski and Fei Xue designed their vision of a mobility walker. They focused on making it weigh less, fold easily, and look unique.
Any company or product that hopes to be successful, must incorporate this empathic skill into their product design process. My 91-year old grandmother is our Chief User Collaborator. She is also the only customer to ever send the product back to us. She's a tough customer.
Along with listening to retailer suggestions, we also survey our customers as part of our approach to product design and as I mentioned in a previous post, it is an illuminating exercise.
The good news is that from all appearances, if Josh Wesolowski and Fei Xue ever manufacture this walker, CaneTUBE should be able to fit on it.
The bad news is that CaneTUBE does not currently fit on ALL rollators. That’s because in the last 2-3 years some rollator manufacturers have started to use oval-shaped tubing in the design of their walkers. Yes, it looks very aerodynamic and cool, if that’s what you’re into.
However, that’s the problem we have with the design. It’s not just that our current gripper clips only snap on to round tubing (3/4" to 1-1/8"), which most rollators are made of, but rather, their design decisions are based solely on aesthetics. It turns out, when I asked manufacturers about the oval tubing, they have told me that it's not stronger nor is it lighter than round tubing. "It just looks good," they said.
So, if you have a Briggs Healthcare Eurostyle Rollator Titanium (available at Staples), CaneTUBE will not attach.
At Easy Living Innovations, we are committed to embracing all rollator designs past, present, and future. We vow that our customers will not have to wait too long before CaneTUBE fits on ANY mobility device EVER MADE!! (*Add maniacal, take over the world laugh here* -- Bwah-ha-ha)