Boomer : A User Friendly Walking Aid for Eldery People

Daniel Molloy, a student of Monash University, has designed Boomer, an excellent tool that provides mobility aid to the quickly increasing elderly population. Boomer is emphasizing most on safety and aims to diminish the risk of stair-related falls, which is an identified major public health concern among the elderly community. The design key innovation is the stair compatible function to allow mobility aid by transforming from a simple walker into a gadget that facilitates the user to go up and down on the stairs safely. In fact, the Boomer mobility aid is an exceptional combination of user friendly qualities in a modern form.

boomer mobility aid for the elderly people

boomer mobility aid for the elderly people


Daniel says :
Many products that are targeted at the elderly seem to acquire the stigma of old age, and are either rejected outright or used reluctantly. Despite the substantial health benefit and functional efficiency of todays walking aids, the negative appearance and notion of self-image repels some elderly people’s desire to use them in normal social settings. In response to the utilitarian forms and hospital aesthetic of much of todays elderly targeted products, The boomer mobility aid has a modern, organic, user friendly form and aims to move away from this stigma and create a new modern aesthetic for elderly mobility aids.

boomer mobility aid for the elderly people

boomer mobility aid for the elderly people

Designer : Daniel Molloy

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Carla Piccini says: May 29, 2009

Dear Daniel my name is Carla I am female 63 & I live in Sydney Australia I read about your new invention the BOOMER just recently in a magazine I am very interested in finding out if it's available for sale & where? I had a major fall 8 years ago that left me after 12 interventions on my right ankle with a fused & shorter leg, I am cumming to America in July 2009 for 10 days and if it's for sale would love to purchase one from you & bring it back to show it off to other disable friend maybe I can do some advertising for your product, I would love to hear from you even if it's not for sale just yet, yours truly Carla.

Carla Piccini says: May 29, 2009

Dear Daniel I feel like a fool someone told me that Monash University was in America & of course I did not make sure of the fact I now know that it's based in Melbourne Australia but all that I wrote to you before still stand so please pardon an old fool thank you Carla

Daniel Molloy says: June 16, 2009

Hi Carla,

Thank you very much for showing your interest in the Boomer mobility aid for the elderly. The Boomer was my final year project in my Industrial Design course at Monash university last year. At this stage it is just a student university project, so unfortunately it is not in production or for sale. I would be very interested if anybody was looking to help take the design further and possibly develop into production stage.

Thanks again for showing your interest in the project,

all the best,

Daniel Molloy.

    Lisa says: December 19, 2011

    If you are in need of investment money to get it started let me know. Great product!

Jonny says: July 7, 2009

Hi Daniel,

How did you prototype this? Its a big product! It must have cost you a lot of money for a final year project!

Jonny

sadegh says: December 20, 2009

hello

i am an iranian inventor that i have new design for walking aid.

how can i cooperative with you for this new design?

stephen russell says: December 31, 2009

Must for ALL hospitals & the US VA system alone & clinics, senior care centers.

Produce this worldwide.

Major demand for.

Rebecca says: April 22, 2010

This is an amazing piece of equipment i am studying occupational therapy at university in glasgow and have a case study assignment – woman with ms 36 years old having falls and difficulty negotiating stairs there is no equipment suitable for a 36 year old woman .. this design is amazing good luck and i hope to see it in production and in use when i qualify in 2010 :)

Tracey Evans says: October 25, 2010

Hi, I have a 9 year old son with cerebral palsy that I have been looking for a mobility trolley for around the house so that he can move around with drinks/toys etc. Do you or anyone know if I can find such a thing or how to get something made that doesnt look like its for old people?

Wen-Wen, Tsai says: January 19, 2011

Hi Daniel,
We are students that are interested about your design product for elderly people. Now, we're doing our final project, and trying to produce a sample for our project. We would like more information about the product so we can be able create something similar to it.

MAC says: August 9, 2011

Hi Daniel,
I am a UK entrepreneur looking for innovative products for the elderly. I could be interested in helping further develop this design, so please get in touch by email.

harry says: October 13, 2011

i love this idia

harry says: October 13, 2011

i am disabled

    andoy says: February 25, 2013

    same lets get together

thomas says: October 19, 2011

Carla,
I am interested on this product and I would like to make modifications on this product to make it more adapt to patient needs . If u are interested to proceed further , please contact me at abymthomas74@yahoo.com
I am a physical therapist and I think I can come up with some good modifications to it. If possible , please reply as soon as possible.
Thomas

Rebecca says: February 4, 2012

Daniel – can you pls update where you are at with getting this product on the market. (rh.codesilver@gmail.com)

Chauncey says: September 11, 2012

Hi Daniel,

I'm interested in getting this product into my store. Is this product still in a testing phase or are you selling live? I think this can greatly help with a certain portion of my customers.

Rory McEvoy says: March 20, 2013

Daniel,

Interested in bring your product to the London market through the National Health Service UK.

Let me know when we could speak further on this.

Kind regards,

Rory A McEvoy

Harold Fredericks says: June 12, 2013

Hi Daniel,
We are a Malaysian company interested in securing agency for your product in the South East Asian region. Can you please contact us?

Thank you

Harold

Bjalle says: November 26, 2013

Any news on the Boomer? This looks like a great design. I would buy it if it were available.

Daniel Schell says: September 24, 2014

We are a manufacturer/distributor of healthcare. We are very interested in your product please let me know how we can contact you to discuss your walker. We would be interested in helping take the design further. Please let me know how we can contact you.

Blanche says: September 29, 2014

Hi Daniel, I'm representing a group of students on a marketing project & we're interested to know the price range for Boomer. Please kindly advice! Thank you.

Peter says: November 8, 2014

hi, can you pls contact us? we're interested in distributing this AMAZING product!







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