Alton, IL (PressExposure) April 03, 2011 -- Entrepreneur David Roberts realized the need to have one convenient place for people seeking information, advice and solutions to mobility challenges when he witnessed the difficulty people had to endure to search for a way to retrofit their homes so that they could get around, given that bedrooms were typically located on the upper levels whereas the living quarters were almost always located on the ground level. Individuals who require a mechanical apparatus such as a wheel chair to get around would definitely need some way to get up and down the stairs, assuming the home is not equipped with an elevator, and let's face it, elevators are not your typical home furnishing.
A quick search of the online space revealed to Mr. Roberts that the information regarding vertical home mobility exists, but it is fragmented across the vast reaches of the internet, and only a few sites that have more than just a hint or two of helpful information as it relates to giving a foundation for people to make a decision on vertical mobility products such as stair lifts. The inefficient current state of search for vertical platform lifts led Mr. Roberts to embark on a project to provide an integrated view of the mobility assistance landscape, and stairliftsandmore.com is the product of that endeavor.
Stair lifts are not a new concept, even though modern historians like to attribute the concept to Mr. Crispen, a Pennsylvania entrepreneur. Evidence of stair lifts was found in White Hall Palace, UK reportedly used and presumably invented by King Henry VIII, who by many accounts weighed around 400 pounds.
With the US population trending higher in age, given that people are living longer today as a result of better nutrition, healthcare and favorable living conditions, it is not surprising that issues and concerns regarding the aging body is becoming more prevalent and is expected to be even more so in the coming decades. This phenomenon gives rise to the inevitable question, and that is, how do we address the challenges to our aging population, challenges that did not exist as recently as forty years ago?
The mobility industry is deeply focused on providing what many call the horizontal solution, and that is, machines and related apparatus that enable the person to regain the ability to move from point A to point B, and that's fine to a point because in reality the ability to regain movement that people who can walk take for granted is above all else the main concern; however, that does not address the issue of vertical movement, specifically in a home environment where the total living space is characterized by upper and lower sections, rather than one flat horizontal space.
By developing and launching his stair lifts site, entrepreneur David Roberts has done what many have been wishing for, but few have ever considered; and that is, a one-stop shop for all things related to vertical mobility. The breadth of information on the site provides a complete perspective on mobility solutions for the home, everything from vertical platform lifts to financing the best mobility solution for the situation.
"When I launched stairliftsandmore.com, I intended to provide an easy to understand, comprehensive portal of information on the concept of vertical mobility. Many people with various mobility challenges have to scour the online world and gather bits and pieces of information, so I decided there had to be a better way. The answer: stairliftsandmore.com, where I produced the information most highly sought after, into one centralized place for everyone to see," explains David Roberts of Stair Lifts and More.
Stair Lifts and More provides you with information and reviews on all makes and models of stair lifts, bath lifts, home elevators, wheelchair lifts, accessories and more. Get all of your questions answered about mobility aids.