With the baby boomers reaching retirement, we anticipate a large increase in demand of health care products for the elderly. As people age, bones become fragile and balance becomes impaired, which puts older people at increased danger with longer recovery times. Dick Sarns, the sponsor of this project and co-founder and CEO of NuStep, a rehabilitation equipment manufacturer, wanted to create a walker for his wife, Norma Sarns, who suffers from multiple sclerosis.

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