2023. So, what's new?
Now when I ask that question, as a two time Stroke Survivor, and Co-Founder of JGH Rehabilitation & Consulting Services Ltd. I may look at that question a little differently than you.
Let's first review what happened in 2022. How did our lives improve with technology, or new devices?
New and Improved SaeboStep:
The SaeboStep consists of a lightweight, uniquely designed foot drop brace that provides convenience and comfort while offering optimum foot clearance and support during walking.
The SaeboStep was designed to replace uncomfortable, stiff, or bulky splints that go inside the shoe as well as poorly manufactured braces designed for outside of the shoe that lack support and durability.
The SaeboStep can even be worn comfortably with the majority of male or female shoe styles. Individuals can use their favorite shoes by ordering the accessory kit to enable footwear without eyelets to be modified.
Saebo added a 2nd dial and magnetic fastener for easy application.
Most patients can now don the new device one-handed in under 45 seconds!
Other changes include a semi-rigid plate for enhanced stability as well as improved eyelet shoe hooks for better cord/lace performance
One Handed Contact Lens Assistive Device:
This device is something that we designed so that I could put my Contact Lens in my own eyes with one hand, unassisted while Jane was away for work, and to offer me just a little more independence. It works with all Contact Lens brand names, and I use it everyday. I can now put in my contacts, using only one hand, in less than one minute. Works like a charm, in stock, and we now ship anywhere in the world. See the link below.
This was a brand new device for Saebo in 2022. The SaeboStim Spa, uses low electrical stimulation, in a water foot bath that helps to reduce foot drop symptoms such as pain, neuropathy, and spasticity.
Take it from me, this device is the REAL DEAL!!
Although not available for purchase in Canada, yet, I received mine as a gift from a friend in the US, and it is absolutely incredible. I have moderate to severe Spasticity in my stroke affected foot and ankle. After only a couple days of using the SaeboStim Spa, my gait changed and my walking improved. I have now incorporated a 30 minute Spa session into my Daily Stroke Home Rehab Program.
If you live in the US, Saebo has a Bundle deal, when you purchase the SaeboStep and SaeboStim Spa, you save $50.00. See the link below.
S.A.L.T. or Speech And Language Therapy App.
The unique thing about this App, is that it was designed, developed and perfected by Canadian Stroke Survivor, Ewan Clark Crawford, who suffers from Aphasia, which is a comprehension and communication (reading, speaking, or writing) disorder resulting from damage or injury to the specific area in the brain. This innovative AAC app gives its users and support network more tools to succeed.
-additional sizing options for the elastic fingers
-improving assembly time (definitely quicker than traditional outriggers)
-still confirming color options