World record attempt for Guinness World Records . 1000 individuals with rollators attempted to construct the world’s largest image of a rollator. Guided by the motto: Record breaking fitness, 1000 people were invited to assemble at city hall plaza to be part of the world’s largest rollator image made up of Europe favorite rollator the Topro 2G and its users. In the end, almost 400 people showed up and it is still being evaluated if this event qualified to be listed by Guinness World Records.
The event was organized to help destigmatize the use of mobility aids and help create awareness around the opportunities of staying mobil and independent at high age. It was initiated by members of the applied sciences group at the FH Ingolstadt and supported by the premium rollator manufacturer Topro. The goal was to improve the acceptance and attractiveness of modern mobility aids amongst young and old. “Nowadays people get older and older and want to continue to participate in daily activities and their lifestyle and hobbies. Mobility is essential”, comments Thomas Appel, Managing Director of Topro Germany. Even today, seniors are skeptical about the use of rollators and walkers. And that despite the developments in technology and design over the last 20 years. The development of rollators has progressed just as other common mobility devices such as bicycles and scooters. Topro manufactures light weight and premium lifestyle mobility aids that help you go further and/or help your loved ones remain active and safe. Topro is also active in other community events such as http://www.walkerday.com, an event to promote safe walker handling.
Original German press release. http://www.topro.de/topro-inhalte/aktuelles/pressemitteilungen/-1-715.html