Bumbleride Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller Video


Bumbleride Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller Video

Bumbleride Indie 4 All Terrain Stroller Video

Indie 4 is a compact, lightweight all-terrain stroller designed to bridge the gap between urban errands and off-road adventures while adapting to babies at any age or stage. Use the bassinet…
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Drive Medical DV8 Aluminum Steerable Knee Walker Crutch Alternative

Relieve pain and significantly increase mobility following foot surgery, lower leg breaks, sprains, amputation and foot ulcers with the Drive Medical DV8 Steerable Knee Walker. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, the sturdy aluminum steering column ensures stability and durability, while the hand-operated, deluxe dual-braking back wheel system provides the ultimate sense of security. The thick knee pad is crafted with channel-style indents to cradle your leg like a comfortable cushion, offeri

Drive Medical DV8 Aluminum Steerable Knee Walker Crutch Alternative Features

  • Ideal for individuals recovering from foot surgery, breaks, sprains, amputation, and ulcers of the foot
  • Knee walker can be steered for increased maneuverability; steering column folds for storage
  • Leg pad with "channel" provides added stability and comfort
  • Tool-free height adjustment of seat and handle
  • Handle Height: 33"-37.5"; Knee Pad Dimensions: 14.25"(L) x 7.25"(W) x 17.5"-21.5"(H); Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

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  1. Tic-Toc April 3, 2015 at 7:19 am #
    508 of 513 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I cannot live without my knee walker!, May 15, 2011
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    This review is from: Drive Medical 790 Steerable Knee Walker (Health and Beauty)

    About 4 weeks ago, I had foot/ankle surgery. This surgery involves no weight bearing for 8-16 weeks. Needless to say I was really concerned how I would continue to work and maintain some kind of active lifestyle using crutches or a traditional walker. I was pathetic and scary on a crutches and possibly would have broken another appendage. A traditional walker makes you hop on what is left of your good foot and so it also not practical. I asked my doctor, prior to surgery about the knee walker and he had limited knowledge of it , but said for me to try local medical appliance places. I ended up purchasing the Drive walker from Amazon after finding prices locally of $700-+$1000!. I have had dozens of people come up to me asking me where I got it, and how it looked so much better than crutches. Even the doctors office had never seen a steerable one. I tried the one that doesn’t steer at a local store, and it was horrible. I can say without this device, I would be homebound. It has allowed my to return to work after less than a week from surgery ( no stairs, flat floors). I can still do most of my housework, laundry, making meals. I can go shopping, out to eat and even still go to the Y to roll on the indoor track and do upper body weight lifting. It is awesome for helping me get into the shower. I lock the brakes, balance on my bad leg and lift my good leg with the help of a shower handle(also purchased from Amazon), over the shower threshold, and sit down on a shower stool (also purchased from Amazon). The knee walker is incredibly stable, it has never tilted or tipped with me achieving this task. I also purchased a LED flashlight that attaches to the handle bars for late night trips in my house and also the Sunlite mesh bottom removable bicycle basket ( from amazon). This basket is a lifesaver, it carries about everything for me ( purse, water bottle, small amounts of groceries, laundry, paperwork, mail, etc). It detaches quickly for going in tight places and is indispensable. Carrying things one handed with the kneewalker in not advisable. It is hard to steer this way and could tip over, plus if you are like me, you will find you drop stuff constantly.

    After 4 weeks of use I would like to offer the following tips/safety information:

    1) The knee walker is close to perfect for rolling effortlessly on a smooth flat surface. On anything else, you better be attentive, alert and super careful. Uneven pavement, gravel, rocks, cracks, thresholds(such as entering buildings), even raised painted places in parking lots will violently throw the front wheels. Hold on tight to both sides of the handlebars and keep your good foot on the ground 100% of the time in all situations. Even on smooth pavement, be careful to not get over confident. I ran the back wheel of mine into a pallet in a grocery store that I thought I had cleared and it almost threw me off. Small pebbles can throw the front wheels. Most entrances to buildings have non-slip mats or carpets that can throw you. Handicap entrances to sidewalks tend to have hard knobby surfaces, I guess to prevent slippage, these can be tough to navigate on a knee walker. You will get use to these obstacles as long as you use common sense and do not get overconfident. Give yourself plenty of time to go to and from buildings outside and probably forget it if you have a gravel driveway.
    2) Be sure to lock the knee walker when mounting or dismounting. It will fly, and will fly out from under you in a heartbeat. When locked, it has always appeared to be very stable. Be sure to lock it too if you are bending down to pick something up from the floor. It will roll out from under you.
    3) Don’t wear clothes that dangles down, it can get caught in the wheels, like riding a bike.
    4) Invest in a pair of good, no finger bicyling gloves. Preferably ones with gel inserts. You will be surprised how sore your palms will get after days of usage supporting your upper body.
    5) I have not found the knee walker to do poorly in wet situations, but still use common sense.
    6) Check all the hardwear on the kneewalker periodically and make sure it is still tight. I have had to tighten some of the hardwear a couple of times after use.
    7) If you only have one that you use at home and out in the community, be prepared to clean the wheels. I have family members clean it before I use it in the house after returning home, They wipe the wheels with a wet cloth. You would be surprised how dirty they get! The cloth is black and I definitely did not want to get that on my hardwood floors or carpet.
    8) Be super careful on any downhill, even handicap small ramps going up to sidewalks. The front wheels of the walker tend to stick where the ramps meet the pavement at the bottom and I have learned to pick the wheels up at the bottom. Kinda like getting stuck facing downward. Use both brakes evenly going downhill. The brakes are great, but be careful…

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  2. Anonymous1 April 3, 2015 at 8:01 am #
    169 of 171 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for indoor use and some outdoor use, February 28, 2011
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    I purchased this knee scooter about 3 months ago, in anticipation of foot surgery. I wanted to use it for several weeks before writing the review. This review will also compare this type of knee scooter to those that do not have adjustable steering. For my previous foot surgery I had used one of that type. I thought it might be useful to you to have a comparison from someone who has used both types.

    In general I am quite satisfied with this product. It has some nice features.

    1. adjustable knee pad. Now having used two different kinds of knee scooters I can say confidently that you do not want one unless the knee pad can be adjusted to your height. The other one I used had a knee pad that could not be adjusted, and it was a bit too low to the ground. What this did was put strain on the knee that I used to scoot around with.

    2. two brakes. It may seem weird to need two brakes, because it’s not like you are going all that fast. But you do. For the speeds most people will travel on these, no brakes are really needed. You can slow down with your good foot. The brakes provide stability when getting onto the scooter. And if there is only one brake, then if that particular wheel is riding high even a little bit because your floors are uneven, then it will roll.

    3. “two-way” knee pad. I don’t know what else to call it. But you can see in the photos that there are two cut outs in the knee pad running both ways. The cut outs perpendicular to the scooter are useful for getting dressed, getting into and out of a shower, etc. I was surprised at how often I was glad this one had that.

    4. steerable versus not. For around the house or for use inside (at the office, etc.), the steering is really nice. Without it, when you want to turn, you have to lift the front end. So you go clomp clomp clomping around the house. It’s really annoying in the middle of the night when people are sleeping. And you look so much cooler when you can steer than when you are clomp clomping.

    However, outside, in gravel on sidewalks and so on, the steering isn’t helpful. The reason is that you have to use a lot of arm strength to keep the front end straight. I would often find myself lifting the front end when I was outside, on uneven surfaces. If a rock or a crack stops one of the front wheels, then the other has a tendency to turn because your forward momentum is still pushing the scooter. When that happens, the scooter isn’t stable. Like I say, you have to hold on very tight, and it’s slow going. A non-steerable scooter is definitely better outdoors.

    What would be ideal is if there was a locking mechanism so a knee scooter could have steering when you wanted it and not have it when you don’t. That would add a lot of expense, though, and I’m not knocking this one for not having it.

    5. ease of putting it into a vehicle. The nonsteering one I had (sorry, borrowed it and don’t know the brand) could be folded up like one of those simple child’s strollers. This one can’t fold up like that. The steering column breaks so it can fit sort of under the knee pad, but that’s as far as it goes. It’s also heavier, so getting it into and out of a vehicle is more effort.

    6. customer service. When putting mine into the car the nature of the way it breaks down resulted in a broken brake handle. I contacted customer service and they were right on it. Sending me one with no questions asked and no payment needed. This is very good. And with two brakes, this means I could still use it.

    Overall, it is a solid device. If you are going to use it around the house or at work on even floors, it’s one I’d recommend. If you live where you need to use it on gravel a lot or outside on uneven surfaces, then I’d consider a less expensive one without steering. If I needed one again, I’d get this type. I’ve been very pleased with it.

    By the way, these things beat crutches by a country mile. Crutches are dangerous, especially when you aren’t young and spry. When you are supposed to not put weight on your foot or ankle, it’s a lot easier to do this with the knee scooter than with the crutches. That makes these wise long-term investments. You are less likely to damage your foot/ankle while it is healing. Plus you get a lot of attention. And you can go really fast (I know it’s stupid to do that, but hey I’m a guy and I like that sort of thing).

    I’m keeping mine, to loan out to anybody who might need it. If I’m willing to loan it out to friends, that ought to tell you that I liked it.

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