Dowing is designed for users requiring constant support of their arm while performing activities. Dowing typically supports users who work and stay in indoors environements while sitting in a chair, working chair or next to a table or work spot. However adjustment of the size of gravity compensation also is made possible in an easy and ergonomic way..
Dowing can be used one- or two sided. Switching from one side to another is made easy. Several properties of the user being the personal disabilities, possibilities combined with the needs of the user determine if one or two Dowings are required..
Dowing is intended for the optimized performance of essential Activities of Daily Living (ADL) including eating, drinking, facial care, computer use and numerous other activities. Dowing is a valuable contribution on the work spot for persons who are disabled in performing manual labour activities. Further, it may play a valuable role as a therapy device supplying gravity compensation during exercises in clinical settings..
The intended use of Dowing also includes the application as an ergonomic aid for persons who are at risk for Complaints of Arm Neck and-or Shoulder (CANS), overload or strong fatigue due to challenging working conditions, which may be due to continuous or frequent task performance above shoulder level or performance of many static manual activities.