One of the more simple looking mobility products but not to be thought any less of is the walking stick, having been around in various lengths and under various names through history and throughout different parts of the world they serve a purpose to provide support and balance where otherwise an individual may be unsteady.
Todays walking sticks can be quite simple looking or really quite fancy indeed and for some people they may not be so relied upon and are carried as an aid should the person feel the need to use the stick.
But for someone who does rely on a walking stick more, they can make a difference to the persons ability to not only move around both outside and within their home but can also be useful for helping a person to take themself from a seated position to a standing position.
If a walking stick is neccessary then it is important that the stick is of the right type and weight to suit the persons situation so that it provides assistance and does not become an effort in anyway for the person to use or carry.
There are many different types of walking sticks available, from adjustable and folding to orthopaedic sticks and additions and spares can be purchased for the sticks, like wrist straps, anti slip grips and other accessories.
A mobility product that appears to have been around for a very long time and will most likely be around for a long time to come, and something that requires little change to design because they seem to serve their purpose so well to the many people who require the use of a walking stick.