ROLLATOR-REST
Rollator Safety Unit (RSU)

EASY, COMFORTABLE AND SAFE

More and more especially elderly and handicapped people use the rollator or rolling walker. It gives them the possibility to stay mobile and independent. Our mission is to enlarge their range of activity by using the public transport systems in an easy, comfortable and safe way with minimal impact on the operator’s business and the driver’s job.

The only thing operators have to do, is to mount a rollator-rest unit in an easily accessible area in their public transport vehicles.

DESIGN

Initial Situation, ready to use

If there is no rollator it might be used as leaning perch.

Rollator is parked and unit is buckling on

Ready to sit down

FUNCTIONALITY

Person

  • Put rollator in place
  • Engage brake
  • Pull out the mat until the stop
  • Turn around, sit down and enjoy the ride
  • Stand up and turn around
  • Release brake
  • Leave the vehicle

Unit

  • Initial situation
  • About 7 seconds later the mat is tightened
  • After use the mat moves back automatically
  • Initial situation

EFFECTIVNESS

By using the RSU

The Rollator…

  • Doesn't move*
  • Doesn't overturn*

* By much higher accelerations the rollator moves and overturns as the other seating passengers will fall from their seats.

Standard Crash-dummy in start position with engaged RSU.

Dummy is falling off caused by high curve acceleration but the Rollator stands still.

UNIQUE SELLING PROPOSITION (USP)

Benefits for passengers with a rollator

The rollator-rest provides more comfort and safety.
Passengers with a rollator…

  • may sit on a familiar device,
  • have no stress to look for a seat,
  • don’t have to move to a seat,
  • don’t have to fix the rollator,
  • always have one or two hands on a stabilising point.

Benefits for operators

The rollator-rest gains…

  • time: no waiting till the passengers move to a seat.
  • capacity: passengers with a rollator don’t use a seat.
  • safety: passengers with reduced mobility can sit secured.

TECHNICAL RELIABILITY

Because of

  • Pure mechanical
  • Clever but technically simple design by using,
  • A lot of standard industrial parts.
Heinz Illi, safety officer by Zurich Public Transport (VBZ):
"I was surprised by the convincing results during the field test in Zurich. I would like to have the rollator-rest to solve this continuous issue in our vessels as soon as possible."

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ROLLATOR-REST IS AN INVENTION OF

Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Switzerland

info@rollator-rest.com