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Mr Red BS: upright walkers (20) RE: BS: upright walkers 04 Jan 21

Just an observation, as an engineer - maybe mental preparation should I ever need.

1) Bus - With wheeled contraptions I see people struggle to get them on the bus. My theory is to use the handbrakes and tilt back then at the right height release the brakes and push forward to get the front wheel(s) on the step and then lever the back wheels up and push. It must be easier then trying to lift it bodily, and remain steady on dodgy legs.

2) Walking - Pump the brakes as you step to have it rigid, then release the brakes as you push it. I rarely see people doing that.

UK Zimmer frames come in two main types that I have seen. Those with and without little wheels at the front. The wheeled ones for those that find lifting exhausting, but it means the back legs will drag, needing the rubber feet replacing often.

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