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Funnel for the foot Shoe Horn – a shoe aid (like the sock aid)

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The Funnel for the foot shoe horn is a “dressing aid ” or shoe aid and is an alternative to the long handled shoe horn and makes shoe donning easier for those that have trouble bending, twisting and reaching.

“What is a shoe horn?” It is a shoe aid or shoe donner. As a dressing aid, this shoe horn or long handled shoe horn is the best shoe aid available. Make dressing and shoe donning easy with this shoe aid! Its like the “sock aid” but for shoes. This shoehorn is incredibly easy to use. It is easier to use than the “long handle shoe horn”.

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Video Transcript: 

Hi, Ian here from Insightful Products. We like to make better mousetraps and when we saw the problems that patients are having using long-handled shoe horns, we thought we could do something better. I’ve got to be one of the few people who has a shoehorn collection.

The problem is, with any of these designs, is the patients got to have a lot of lumbar rotation, strength, and dexterity to coordinate everything. And a lot of these patients just don’t have that. So, we designed something called the Foot Funnel. It looks kind of like maybe a football tee. I’m going to show you what this is and how this works.

This is actually an advanced shoehorn. The two holes that we put in the Foot Funnel are for the right-handed person and for the left-handed person. This is laced up for a right-handed person. It allows a longer lanyard so the patient can throw it over the side of the bed or on a chair and retrieve it after they put their foot in. Done! Now all they have to do is step in. Big opening, no obstacles. The lace lays down so it’s out of the way.  And now the patient can approach the shoe from the back. The patient can hook it onto a knob or a chair or whatever and then they can grab their walker or whatever they need to stay steady themselves, right? And approach from the back, put their foot in. They don’t even have to unlace their shoe. And now they can retrieve the lace.

For a person to get to the front of their foot isn’t that hard. It’s getting around the back that’s really the tricky thing. And this solves that problem. The lanyard lays down out of the way, creates a nice posterior opening, they can put their foot in and they don’t have to rotate their hip. 

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