The Walking Cane with Platform is an apparatus that provides for the unattended self-standing support of a cane when not in use. It also assists an individual when using a cane to rise from a sitting position.
Inventor Billy Mortenson of Canby, MN has created an apparatus that provides for the unattended self-standing support of a cane when not in use. It also assists an individual when using a cane to rise from a sitting position.
While the use of a walking cane is beneficial in allowing a user to move about, there are still disadvantages associated with their use. If a person is walking or standing and needs to use both hands, there is rarely a location to store ones cane. The user is forced to hook it over their arm, walk a distance to where they can store it, or even place it on the ground. Additionally, the single support point base of the cane makes it unstable, especially with off-center use, such as when trying to rise from a sitting position to a standing one. Inventor Mortenson has created a means by which a standard walking cane can be modified to address these deficiencies.
This clever new invention solves problems associated with common cane usage. A leg folds out at a 90 angle at the bottom of the cane. This allows the cane to stand by itself. The device is perfect for times when one needs use of both their hands. It is lightweight, strong, and durable. The use of the Walking Cane with Platform allows people who must use canes, the ability to safely and securely store the cane at any location where they might need to use their hands, and no suitable location to place the cane exists.