The Up n’ Free in all size models has convenient hand placement locations on the sides that suit most users. These locations provide a comfortable, sometimes re-assuring place for the patient to rest their hands. They are not required to steer or otherwise use the device. But some users are most comfortable with a hand position that is based on their personal taste or need. For these users adjustable handles can be attached to the frame of the Up n’ Free in a wide range of positions and angles.
The Side support can be purchased for the Up n’ Free. The support comes as a u-shaped piece and can be attached to the top of the seat connector. The side support is able to provide the user with additional stability and move with the user.
The chest support can assist users with limited trunk control to maintain an upright posture. The chest support consists of a comfortable pad which attaches to the Up n’ Free with a shaft that connects to the top of the seat connector. The mounting shaft’s length is adjustable to fit the patient’s body height. Because of the mounting location of the chest support, the piece tracks the user as he moves up and down. This provides firm support and without inhibiting the user’s movement.
The support pad is secured to the patient’s chest with an easy to adjust elastic strap. The elasticity of the strap allows unrestricted breathing while still providing the necessary support. Additionally, two cross-straps provide additional support by crossing behind the user’s back and going over his shoulders.
Scissoring Bars are rigid bars (approximately 27 inches in length) that can be attached to the lower front of the Up n’ Free gait trainer. The bars can be used singly or in combinations of up to four bars. The bars improve the ability of some users to maintain their leg positions underneath their trunk. Positioned between the legs the bars reduce the opportunity for a patient to scissor their legs while standing or walking. Positioned outside the leg(s) the bars reduce the opportunity for the patient’s leg(s) to splay outward. The angle at which the Scissoring Bar is mounted is adjustable so it can be positioned to align the patient’s legs from the ankle up to the knee.
Mobile Arm Support
This accessory has the same advantages and capabilities as the standard arm support with one major addition. This arm support can move up and down tracking the user’s gait during walking. This also allows the user to sit comfortably while attached to the arm supports, something that the standard arm supports prevent. Mobile handles (sold separately) are needed to attach the mobile arm support.
The adjustable tray accessory can help users be more functional while using the Up n’ Free. This dynamic tray can be easily adjusted through a variety of positions and angles allowing it to function as a book stand, coffee table, and much more. The tray can be easily removed when not needed.
Front Wheel Swivel Lock
The Up n’ Free comes equipped with a standard narrow width seat as part of its patented seating system. This seat is found to be comfortable by a wide variety of users and is an important part of the dynamic body weight support that the Up n’ Free provides. As the base from which the Up n’ Free provides up to one-hundred pounds (forty-five kilograms) of support, it is very important that this piece sits properly and is comfortable for the user.
Therefore, in order to achieve a more comfortable fit, a second wider seat is also available for oder. This seat provides a wider base of support and is found to be more comfortable for some users. If the standard narrow seat is uncomfortable and causing too much force over a small amount of the user’s bottom, the wide seat option may be the solution. This accessory provides a large base from which to apply the same amount of force and should thus be able to reduce the pressure that the user may have encountered.
Some users have expressed an interest in larger wheels. Now the Up n’ Free can be purchased with six inch wheels instead of the standard four inch wheels. Large wheels allow the device to roll over some obstacles, thus making walking outdoors a breeze. Walking on carpet is also much easier with this option.