We are a family owned business that began from the old adage, 'necessity is the mother of all invention'. Our 85 year old dad, Dave, had some health issues a few years back that limited his mobility. Dave moved in with his son, Mike, who became his caregiver. Much time was spent travelling by wheelchair right up until Dave passed away in May 2018. We had to change our lifestyles to accomodate these special needs. We tried a dozen different styles of wheelchairs and each one addressed some issues, but each failed to address the main issue, the foot rest. The footrests on most wheelchairs stay in the down default position. This is a safety concern, in the down position the foot rests become obsatcles for the rider. Feet get tangled and cause disastrous falls. It is a huge inconvenience for the care giver or health professional to physically move the footrests into the up or down position. If the wheelchair user maneuvers the chair with their feet, the leg extensions must be removed and reinstalled when needed which is a major inconvenience.
Our solution: The Easywheelz Footrest Safety and Convenience Kit. The kit includes retractable foot rests. We invented (patent pending) a mechanism utilizing a specially designed torsion spring and a cable pull with handle to rotate the foot rests into the desired position - see video on our GALLERY page.
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