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New way to prevent injury from falls due to epilepsy!

New way to prevent injury from falls due to epilepsy!

The challenge most families are faced with in providing fall support to family members during a fall is how best to break the fall altogether.

 

Currently, most family members don’t have a means of doing so, other than through physical contact.

 

The problem with physical contact is the contact itself, which can lead to injury due to excessive force or pressure that family members or caregivers exert when breaking someone’s fall.

 

In other instances, it’s the lack of or inability to physically gain enough contact with the individual, which they than simply slip thru our hands.

 

When holding onto their arms or bear hugging is no longer enough, it’s time for a change.

 

Created out of love for a sister with LGS and Atonic (drop attack seizures) “Drop Support” harness is a unique, upper body harness that wraps around the user’s waist, chest and torso, with an attached central handle running the length of the torso. The support handle is a point of contact between the user of the harness and the person assisting the user (“assistant”).

 

The design of the harness was brought about by asking one question.

 

What’s the best way to prevent a fall?

 

We came to one single conclusion.

 

By catching them before the fall, without the need of physical contact. Because even through physical contact, it was still uncertain that we would break the fall.

 

“Drop Support” takes the worry out of fall support, because when you grab the support handle. you can feel the fall security. It supports those that are unable to support themselves, by providing family members, caregivers, and practitioners another means of supporting their loved ones and patients during a fall.

 

How does it work?

Drop Support is intended to be used with an assistant around the home, going out for walks in the park, walking the dog, going out to the mall, and much more. The key attribute of Drop Support is the support handle. Which allows an assistant to gain better leverage over the user during a fall.

This leverage is important in 2 key areas: first, the support handle not only acts like a point of contact between the user and the assistant to slow the decent of the fall, but secondly, it can be utilized to alter the direction of the fall.

 

This allows an assistant to more manageable and safely guide the user away from objects that can cause serious injury.

 

The device can be used for many other diseases and situations such as Cerebral Palsy, rehabilitation, assisted living, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and more.

 

When your kids and family members need you during their time of uncontrolled falls, Drop Support will be there for you.

 

To learn more you can visit and order at www.DropSupports.com.

 

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