How It Works
The Alinker is for people who identify with being an active person (who they are), but happen to have an illness or condition that impacts their mobility (what they have). It is for people who want to maintain an active life and support their wellness practices.
From intense engagement with our customers, we know that the Alinker is used by people with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Muscular Dystrophy (including CMT), Arthritis, (Pre)-Diabetes, Neuropathy, as well as people going through stroke recovery, or post-surgery rehabilitation, amputees and so on.Learn More
Other than the physical state, having a mindset dedicated to health and wellness has proven to be a crucial factor for successfully using the Alinker. Based on our experience, we can generally say that you need to be at least able to do the following:
- Have some command over your legs.
- Be able to lift one leg while standing on the other.
- Be aware and cognizant of your surroundings.
- Know your limitations in order not to overdo it or be unsafe.
Be prepared to spend some time to get used to the new way of moving, it addresses muscle groups you might not have used for a while, and building your condition is to be done gradually. Showing commitment to maintaining healthy practice and knowing that it will be worth the effort - this is what investing in your wellness can look like.Learn More
Wheelchairs are awesome for people who need them!
But, did you know that half of the people using a wheelchair can still use their legs?
There was nothing designed for them to use their legs actively and be at eye level, so the Alinker could be a great addition!
Many people who break their back / neck, or get diagnosed with MS, etc, hear from their doctors that they should get used to the idea of using a wheelchair, that they will not walk again. But walking you do also with your brain! We are discovering that the Alinker activates the brain circuitry and with practice, more is possible.
Our urban landscapes are changing and the Alinker is an excellent ‘last-mile’ vehicle, making an inner-city a more inclusive environment, where people with a variety of abilities are using the same vehicle.Learn More
When measuring your inseam, measure lightly.
When the measurement is on the cusp, choose the smaller size.
If you're still unsure, contact us before deciding on size!
|Small||27 - 31.5 inches (68-80cm)|
|Medium||32 - 36 inches (81-91cm)|
|Large||36.5 - 39 inches (93-99cm)|
Real Stories From Real People
We asked our community how the Alinker changed their lives.
Here are there stories.
"I will be looking out for fairs, markets and outdoor events."
"It really is wonderful."
"I love the Alinker because it really gives me independence."
Diane van Egmond
Barbara Alink - Bike Mobility Aid
Dignity Through Movement for an Aging Population
Alinker promotion film
The Alinker on TED – innovation for inclusion
Barbara Alink shares her insights into how we can promote inclusion and create a safer community through purposeful design.
A 1000-km Cross-Ontario Journey to Remember for Alzheimer’s
Celebrated Canadian humanitarian, lung cancer survivor and Memory Makers for Alzheimer's champion Chad Cieslik, aged 68, Alinkered an epic 1000 kms across Ontario this month to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research.
Why choose the Alinker?
The Alinker is a revolutionary mobility aid designed to help people stay active, do what they love, and live life to the fullest.