The U-Step II Walking Stabilizer is a folding, adjustable wheeled walker designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ataxia, stroke, brain injuries, balance disorders, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)/multiple system atrophy (MSA), or the use of only one hand. It features a patented U-shaped base for added support and stability, handbrake levers, ergonomically positioned handlebars, a padded seat, a removable basket, and a LaserLight - Laser and Sound Cueing Module (optional accessory sold separately; please see separate entry).
The U-Step II wheels will not roll until the user is ready to walk. When the user squeezes one or both handbrake levers, the brakes will release and the unit will roll. As soon as he releases the lever, the unit will stop. Its main turning wheels are located near the center of the base, and can turn around in a 29-inch circle. With an overall width of 23 inches, the U-Step II can turn in tight indoor areas and maneuver through narrow doorways.
The U-Step II patented spring-loaded front caster Enables the unit To roll over obstacles as high as half an inch, such as door molding strips and cracks in the sidewalk. If the user chooses to remove the safety pins that stop the rear wheels from springing up, he can navigate up larger obstacles such as curbs without lifting the walker.