On October 20th I will be 86 year old. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet and left leg. I am a fall risk. I have had a full life so far as I am an avid outdoorsman: 41 years of Canoe trips to Canada's Quetico Provincial park caneing and portaging from lake to lake; downhhill snow skiing for 20 years; High Desert mountain Backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch in NE New Mexico. I have had to give that all up but I want to stay physically active. I try to go to the local gym four times a week.
I use a cane but it keeps me bent over. I have resisted using the standard 'walker.'I wanted to find something that provided support while walking upright. I have a lengthy paved driveway both up and down. It is now Fall with leaves and nuts falling in my wooded area. I am discovering how to use the handbrakes to keep me from ending up in the woods. (I do wear a health-alert fob around my neck as well as carry my iphone when I go out with the UpWalker.)Dodging fallen twigs and nuts is a challenge. I am only getting used to my UpWalker but would recommend it highly!