2020 has been a quite a year. Change has been tantamount to success. We learned to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. Manufacturers of DME (durable medical equipment) also learned to change and adapt quickly. As a result, new products rolled out.  We wanted to spend a few moments reviewing our favorites from 2020.

Up-right walkers did well in 2020. The Vive up-right walker has been a hit with customers. The armrest height can be adjusted between 41 and 46 inches; the width is less than one foot. The Vive upright walker supports up to 300 pounds. It has a storage bag that can be converted into a multiple use shoulder bag and big 8” wheels. All in all, we have had great success with the Vive upright walker this year.

The Handicare 1100 Stairlift rolled out in the US in 2020. It delivers a quieter and cleaner stairlift for customers. The Handicare 1100 has patented multi-drive technology. This ensures you are never left on the stairs with a dead unit. It has a self-cleaning system that takes care of its own dirt and dust. The system uses an ultrathin tracking system meaning it only comes out 12.6” into your stair area. The 1100 comes as a standard straight-line lift but can also be used on curved staircases.

We do a lot of knee scooters. Knee scooters are effectively replacing crutches. People get knee scooters when they have ankle or foot breaks, sprains, recovering from ankle or foot surgery, Achilles, etc. Earlier this year noted manufacturer Graham-Field introduced the Lumex S8 Knee Walker. This knee walker has an easy disassemble feature for car travel, has a shock absorber system to make movement smoother and easier, front pouch and a deluxe, padded, contoured knee pad. People love this knee walker.

Our final two candidates in the 2020 Made a Difference category are from manufacturer Golden. The first is the long-running Golden Envy powerchair. The Envy has been around for several years but with a couple improvements this year. Golden added 20” wide and Premium seat options. The Premium seat has exquisite stitching, allows for seat angle adjustments, and provides a heavier, more balanced and comfortable seat. Finally, Golden has enlarged the footplate to make the sitting posture more comfortable. Once again in 2020 the Golden Envy was one of our top-sellers! You can find out more about the Golden Envy on our YouTube page.

Our final and TOP 2020 Product That Made A Difference is the Golden Go Scooter. This travel scooter has made mobility available to many more people this year than probably any scooter product we have carried before. It is truly made to travel. Weighing in at 47 pounds, this scooter folds flat to 12” and has a 6-pound lithium-ion battery that provides up to 18 miles of travel in a single day. It has multiple handles around the scooter for easy pickup. It has a full lighting package. It has a USB port to charge your devices and 4” of ground clearance. That is more ground clearance than you will find on most full-sized scooters! The Go Scooter is small and compact – easily fitting in the rear of your car. It has a small footprint yet can support weights up to 300 pounds. The response to the Golden Go Scooter has been tremendous!

2020 has certainly been a challenging year and we want to thank all of you for your support. Affordable Medical Equipment will continue to strive to provide the absolute best in customer service, find the best products for you, and back it all up with first class service. We see a bright horizon for 2021. Join us for the ride!