CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 28, 2015)—The Doctors television show hosted the first “Funder Games” featuring five new innovations launching into the marketplace. URise Products CEO, Ken Paulus, presented the StandUp Walker, an innovative stand-assist device that enables the user to independently rise from a seated position.

After five participants with five different products competed against one another, the studio audience picked the StandUp Walker as the winner, and most innovative and useful health care product.

The StandUp Walker is an innovative 2-in-1 stand-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 help people get up, but it easily clicks into a walker so they do not need to transfer to another product to move around.

The StandUp Walker is lightweight and very stable, weighing only 10.5 pounds and supporting up to 400 pounds. It comes in Rambling Red, Breezy Blue and Get-Up Green. The StandUp Walker is proud to be made in the USA. 

Paulus believes the product can become the new standard of what walkers will look like 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, cupholders and bags in the near future.

Paulus believes the StandUp Walker can help improve the lives of people who are mobility challenged. The average cost of assisted living in the United States is now over $43,000 per year, and patients want to stay independent in their homes as long as possible. The StandUp Walker can replace several other devices, including a lift chair, toilet seat riser and traditional walker. 

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