Since its creation in 1978, the rollator has grown in popularity throughout Europe
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Ashton, MD (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Drive Medical, a leading American manufacturer of home medical products such as walkers and rollators, has just released the new Drive Nitro 4 Wheel Rollator. The rollator features an aluminum frame, making it lightweight but durable. It can be folded with one hand so it’s easy to store and transport. And, though made for American consumers, it features a stylish “European” design.
“Rollators are growing increasingly popular in America, but they actually come from Europe,” explains Bryan Mercer, a licensed pharmacist with over 30 years of experience. The rollator was invented by Aina Wifalk, a Swedish woman who suffered from polio. The term “rollator” was originally a brand name but has since become a generic term for the product, like “Kleenex” or “Band-Aid.” Since its creation in 1978, the rollator has grown in popularity throughout Europe and is now the most popular type of walker in many European countries. It’s also catching on in the US.
“It’s interesting to see how the product and terminology spreads and changes,” said Mercer. “In the US and India people often call them ‘rolling walkers’ or ‘4 wheel walkers.’ In fact, when we first started JustWalkers.com we referred to them as rolling walkers. Then as the term ‘rollator’ caught on in the US, we began incorporating it into our site. Nowadays, it’s not at all uncommon to see Americans out using rollators. But we know from our research that there are still more Google searches for ‘rollator’ in countries like Germany and the Netherlands than in the States.”
Rollators offer greater mobility than traditional walkers and can be used either indoors or outdoors. This helps users maintain a more active lifestyle. But rollators don’t offer quite as much support as a traditional walker. Many rollators, such as the Drive Nitro 4 Wheel Rollator, feature seats so that the user can rest if they get tired.
The Nitro Rollator is height adjustable to fit almost any user. It also features a limited lifetime warranty and comes with a removable pouch so users can take their belongings with them.
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