Since crowdfunding has become its own contact sport, The Doctors decided to help some lucky entrepreneurs boost the business of their fresh ideas online by hosting "The Funder Games" – a competition that puts the "FUN" in crowdfunding!
After five participants with five different products competed against one another, the studio audience picked the StandUp Walker to be the lucky winner!
The StandUp Walker is a revolutionary 2-in-1 hand assist device that converts automatically into a medical walker, enabling users to independently rise from a seated position. The product is called "2-in-1" because not only does it helps people get up, but it automatically converts into a walker so they don’t need to transfer to another product to move around.
The StandUp Walker is lightweight and extremely stable, weighing only 10.5 pounds and supporting up to 400 pounds. It also comes in a variety of colors and is made in the USA!
Ken Paulus, CEO of URise Products and one of the creators, believes the product can become the new standard of what walkers should be in the future. From a company standpoint, he wants to develop the walker for independent mobility in and outside the home, and sees a line of accessories like trays, tables, cup holders, and bags in the future. In order to do this, Paulus would like to raise $300,000: $125,000 would be used for tooling expenses, $100,000 would be used for inventory, and $75,000 would be used for testing, marketing, and advertising.
Paulus believes the StandUp Walker can help improve the lives of people who are mobility challenged. The average cost of assisted living in the US is now over $43,000 per year, and people and providers want patients to stay independent in their homes for as long as possible. Anyone who has had surgery or who has had a loved one fall knows that when you lose your independence, the entire family dynamic is impacted...not just that individual person.
For more information on the StandUp Walker and to order your very own, please visit their website!
This product is featured for informational purposes only and is not endorsed by the hosts or The Doctors.