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Alinker device for walking

Klorda
Klorda
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Has anyone ever used the Alinker device for walking? (It looks like a bicycle without pedals but has a seat). I've seen it advertised for people with multiple sclerosis. It looks promising but I hear it's expensive.

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monkeybus

Weighs in at almost $2K.

Doesn't look like there is much to it, either. If it takes off, only a matter of time till the cheap knock-offs hit the market.

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Klorda
Klorda
in reply to monkeybus

That's what I'm hoping!

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SongStream
SongStream
in reply to Klorda

They have a rent to own which is more cost efficient: thealinker.com/pages/alinke...

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monkeybus

Ultimately, it's a glorified walking frame. Easy to deuglify one of those, though, I'd use one as is. Like I've said before, no one cares what you look like.

I generally ride one of these anyway.

amazon.co.uk/WeSkate-Easy-F...

And if I don't ride it I push it like a walking frame.

Still, from A to B, whatever works, works.

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monmon
monmon
in reply to monkeybus

Impressive! Doesn’t it takes lots of balance?! 😱

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monkeybus
monkeybus
in reply to monmon

Balance isn't a problem for me, not on two wheels, anyway.

And that's lucky for me, don't know what I'd do otherwise.

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Klorda
Klorda
in reply to monkeybus

I do have problems with balance so a scooter wouldn't help me. I wish I could afford the Alinker. It looks fun and not "medical".

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SongStream

I'm providing a link for those who would like to see the product in action and discussed by the inventor:

I like this product and its true that people look (down) different at you when seated in a wheelchair and this device has you face to face. I definitely would love to use this product! At first, I was thinking that my butt would hurt but I understand it's the legs supporting you and doing all the work. I'd use this over the chair any day for trails, parks, museums, etc. It also have an accessory basket you can attach in the front.

Thanks so much for the post. It's a shame that insurance doesn't cover wellness but only if you are sick or for preventative care. I'm all for inclusivity and this design intrigues me.

The Whill electric vehicle that I own got me confident to use a chair and transitioning from cane to chair due to its originality and tech marvels. I can care less what other people think when ' I'm out there enjoying life with no fatigue. Still go to the gym and still use it instead of losing it. In another post, I will explain why exercise combined with any regeneration of axons, etc. is crucial. Regeneration alone will not solve our problem. We need exercise to help the axons learn and connect.

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Klorda

I am actually thinking of buying this for myself as a Christmas present. I am still very mobile but I am afraid of losing my balance, falling and breaking a bone. I have to constantly look down where I am walking in order to avoid an accident. This would allow me to walk confidently and KEEP MOVING!

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monmon
monmon
in reply to Klorda

Exactly my thinking. I follow Alinker on social media and it looks fun. FUN when moving! An association I’ve well lost 😒 And it looks great...disability/age doesn’t have to be sadder (hello NHS-looking walking aids?) than it already is... The Dutch lady architect that designed Alinker got that absolutely right. But the price! £££ 😬😬😬 $$$

Pls keep us posted when you get it! ☺️

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dryder

I use this when traveling. I have balance issues put don’t have any problems using this.

amazon.com/KneeRover-Econom...

I rented it when I broke my ankle just walking down a small incline. Now I purchased and I can lift my leg that i use to push and I roll around with little effort. With a backpack I can now travel alone and get through airport with little effort. I now also have a cpap machine and used bungee cord to attach to handle bars so no carrying that either...

Last week I went to Orlando by myself through NYC airport with little effort. The hardest part is finding the elevator..

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