Get Up And Go Cane
The Get Up and Go Cane is a cane designed to, as the name would suggest, help you get up and go. Standing can be quite challenging, especially when you are forced to lift all of your body weight using the assistance of a single wrist on your cane. That said, this cane is designed with a supportive base, two handles, and better weight distribution as you get up from a seated position and stand.
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- Medically Endorsed
This cane is designed by an orthopedic surgeon.
- Even Weight Distribution
Most people struggle to get up, especially when they are in a seated position. Even with a cane, the physical act of standing proves difficult. Using the two handle design, this cane is meant to allow you an even distribution of your body weight, evenly. The even distribution lets you stand without issue. These handles fold in too so you do not have to worry about hitting them against things as you walk.
- Self-standing Base
The base is a self-standing base, such that you can let go of your grip and the base will stand in place. This base is all-terrain too which means you can use it help walk across difficult surfaces like rocks, sand, or grass.
- Cushioned Handles
The handles have cushioned support that spans ten inches in total when both handles are pushed out. This offers easy mobility and proper balance.
- Not Easily Adjustable
There appears to be issue adjusting the height of the handles on the cane such that while you are sitting and trying to stand, it can be rather a challenge. Shorter individuals experience the most frustration with the inability to adjust the handles. It severely impedes the effectiveness of the entire cane.
Does It Really Work?
There are mixed results as to whether this cane really works. As a general cane, one that you use to support yourself while walking, it works just fine. With regard to the specific handles, there are strongly positive and strongly negative responses. Nothing in the middle. Those who are opposed to it, claiming it does not really work, are the people who have struggled with the adjustments of the handles. These are typically the shorter people who by their own admission are short and therefore the height is too tall for them. This could be a reflection upon the design; many canes are designed specifically for set heights, though this one does not clarify a height minimum or maximum. Otherwise, the results are very positive, with satisfied customers using it to help them stand up flawlessly.
How it's Different from Competitors
Canes come in all shapes and sizes. Differences between them are really based on different needs, so really, each type of cane and its unique design serves a different purpose.
Offset canes are meant to give balance to anyone who suffers from a wrist problem and who cannot hold a regular cane with a firm grip. Quad canes have four post bases on the bottom of the cane to ensure added stability for each user. Heights can be adjusted and easily customized to specific needs. Canes such as these are best meant for situations like bariatric use, because the added stability supports extra weight. Orthopedic grip canes spread weight evenly and equally across the palm. Such a design alleviates stress on the wrist that accompanies supporting the entire body. Aluminum canes have the curved handle for additional support and offer a capacity up to two hundred and fifty pounds.
Crook canes are standard, the most popular model. They embody the shape and design for the Get Up and Go Cane. These are typically used to give you a more comfortable grip and a more relaxed grip. Such advantages reduce stress on the hands. The difference being that this cane gives the extra handle for two hand support when you stand. On the Get Up and Go Cane the base is wide, for extra support. With four feet that grab securely against the ground, the bottom is much like a quad cane.
However, unlike all of these designs, this is one of the only, if not the only, option on the market today with the built in light. Said light helps to guide you when you are moving around at night.
- Ez Get up From Seat
EZ Get Up From Seat is made by Royal Canes. This cane is designed to be lightweight, made like that of a standard aluminum cane. The difference is that it has a double handle so you can adjust the handles to your height and then easily stand from where ever you are sitting or lying down. Both handles are foam so they are comfortable and convenience.
Unlike the Get Up and Go Cane, the adjustments are for the height of the cane, which then automatically adjusts the handles. With a weight tolerance up to two hundred and fifty pounds, the handles are just foam handles, not full closed loop handles like on the Get Up and Go Cane.
- Car Cane
Car Cane is a cane designed specifically to help you get into and out of your car. This is meant not just for people who use canes regularly, but for people who suffer from knee or back pain and need a little extra help. Unlike this cane, the Car Cane is something you affix to the door latch on your car so that you can grab on to it and lift yourself out of the car. It too comes with an LED light so that you can light your way as you go.
Supporting up to three hundred and fifty pounds, this cane is made from aluminum.
How to Use (Step by Step)
Spread the handles.
Push yourself up evenly.
The idea that having two handles will ease the transition leaves a few questions unanswered. While it is indeed better than one handle and takes the pressure off a single wrist, there are other canes which have padded cushions for your knees. These are meant to assist in the standing to sitting, or sitting to standing position by allowing you to press against the knee pads with your knees. Hoisting your body upright is easy when you can use the angle of your knees. Capitalizing upon momentum like this might be a better way to sit and stand with ease.
Compared to other canes, this cane is decidedly less expensive. As such, it saves you money you would otherwise spend on a more expensive cane, one which no doubt would not offer the same stabilizing assistance when standing.
Average Customer Rating:1.5
Get Up And Go Cane Reputation Management
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Height Adjustment Pin Broke
While adjusting the cane for my husband, 6'1", the metal pin, which can go in a series of holes for height adjustment, broke off and was lost inside the cane. I temporarily fixed the cane by placing a short, fat screw in the proper hole and taping it. When I called the TV distributor, they were not particularly helpful. No number is provided to contact the manufacturer, who may be in China.
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This cane does not work like they show in thier ads. The bottom handle does not aline with the top without the adjustment colapsing.
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