A walker is one of the most popular items to assist the mobility of people of all ages. Injuries, degenerative diseases and age are some of the factors that influence the purchase of a walker.
Canada is a country with a growing number of people with special needs. According to Canadian Social Trends magazine, published by Statistics Canada, "in 2006, a total of 4.4 million Canadians over the age of 15 identified themselves as having a disability".
Having personal autonomy is one of the elements that every human being requires to enjoy a good quality of life. Surely there are those who think that the quality of life is shaped by our environment or our economic possibilities, but if you think about it carefully, you will realize that being able to mobilize yourself without the help of another person is very important to achieve a good quality of life.
Wheelchairs are an important product for a huge sector of the world's population. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), about 10 % of the world's population has a disability, and of that percentage, 10 % need a wheelchair, i.e. 1 % of the world's population.