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Estimated reading time 3 min. Published
12.09.2018

Stair Walker for Superior Rehabilitation and Recovery

Jakob Rønningen had no objections to going first when the Stair Walker at the nursing home was ready for use. “It was nice and sturdy. I felt secure,” he said after going up and down the stairs once.

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Estimated reading time 8 min. Published
11.09.2018

Best Tips for Staying Mobile Through Targeted Training

Everyone can be active and mobile - even at an older age. Although you might have doubts about it initially, you can train your own flexibility and mobility with a little practice and a tailored training plan - both with motivation and fun. Further down in this article, you will find a brochure with the best tips for simple training exercises that can be easily integrated into your everyday life and with the help of which you can transform everyday activities into an effective training.

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Estimated reading time 6 min. Published
07.09.2018

Rehabilitation after a stroke - how to get the best progress?

The most important factor in a stroke is the time factor. The faster the victim is helped after the onset of the first symptoms, the higher the chances of survival and the chances of a good rehabilitation.

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Estimated reading time 9 min. Published
05.09.2018

What exactly is a stroke? - Definition and prevention

Definition: Stroke, also referred to as brain attack, apoplexy, hemorrhagic stroke, cerebral apoplexy or cerebral infarction, refers to a sudden shortage of oxygen and nutrients to the brain as a result of intercerebral hemorrhage or thrombotic occlusion.

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Estimated reading time 3 min. Published
04.09.2018

Torstein takes the stairs at Lamarktunet rehabilitation centre

(This is a translation based on an article by Trond K. Johansen, originally published in Bladet Vesterålen on July 11, 2018.) SORTLAND: 91 year old Torstein Lien’s legs are somewhat frail, but now he has a good opportunity to train walking the stairs. A stair assist device has been installed at Lamarktunet, for a one year trial period.

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Estimated reading time 6 min. Published
31.08.2018

How to use the AssiStep as a therapy device

Mobility not only means more independence but also freedom. Especially after a fall on the stairs which can result, for example, in a hip fracture or after fate strikes through the suffering of a stroke, the musculoskeletal system often has to be build up again - keyword gait rehabilitation.

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Estimated reading time 2 min. Published
30.08.2018

Stair safety - A story from an AssiStep user

He takes a good grip of the handle and pushes himself upwards. Tommy Jørdal feels safe, and can now walk the stairs at home. (This is a translation based on an article by Verena Døsvik, originally published in the magazine 70+, 2017.)

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Estimated reading time 3 min. Published
27.08.2018

Now Fredrik can walk the stairs by himself again

The Levanger municipality occupational therapists think the new stair walker can contribute to elderly people being able to keep living at home. (This is a translation based on an article by Kristian Stokdahl, originally published in Innherred on October 13, 2016.)

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Estimated reading time 3 min. Published
24.08.2018

Most accidents happens in your home. Six young entrepreneurs wanted to do something about it.

TRONDHEIM: In Norway, around 50 people die each year due to stair falls. In addition, 30,000 require medical aid after hip fractures and other injuries. Those were the hard facts facing the students at the NTNU School of Entrepreneurship (NSE) in 2012 and 2013. Halvor Wold and his fellow students worked for a week on this issue, and were struck by its magnitude. (This is a translation based on an article by Anders Horntvedt, originally published in Finansavisen on March 5, 2018.)

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Estimated reading time 3 min. Published
23.08.2018

AssiStep installed in nursing home - Created a living for themselves

TRONDHEIM/AURE: Trondheim, Norway’s technology capital, is a hotbed of young entrepreneurs. Last wednesday, the AssiStep was installed in Aure nursing home. An aid to make stair walking easier. (This is a translation based on an article by Ivar Torset, originally published in Nordvestnytt on March 16, 2017.)

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Estimated reading time 4 min. Published
22.08.2018

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS DEVELOP NEW AIDS

They had grandparents who had difficulties walking the stairs. This motivated three young Trondheim entrepreneurs to develop new devices to help climb stairs safely, and contributing to maintaining functional levels. (This is a translation based on an article by Anne-Lise Aakervik, originally published in Ergoterapeuten 2nd edition 2017.)

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Estimated reading time 7 min. Published
21.08.2018

Would you like to be safe on the stairs? - Fall prevention [guideline]

Falls are one of the most common causes of accidents. Every year, more than 600,000 people in Germany alone fall. According to the Federal Statistical Office (Statistisches Bundesamt), 12,867 people died solely in 2015 due to a fall. Older people in particular often experience serious injuries. The German Medical Association of North Rhine (Deutsche Ärztekammer Nordrhein) estimates that about 80 percent of all over 80-year-olds and about 30 percent of all over 65-year-olds fall in their own homes annually.

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Estimated reading time 4 min. Published
20.08.2018

STAIR HELPER MAKES DAILY LIFE EASIER

MALVIK: Tommy Jørstad found the stairs a big obstacle to daily life. Balance was poor, and knees threatened to fail. But with bedroom and bathroom on the 2nd floor, the stairs have to be overcome several times every day. “I was simply scared to use the stairs,” says Tommy Jørstad, sitting in his living room. (This is a translation based on an article by Anne-Lise Aakervik, originally published in Ergoterapeuten 2nd edition 2017.)

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