Marcy Anterior Walker
at this point, we would like to thank you for placing your trust in our company and for purchasing our product. We ask you to read through the Instructions for use carefully prior to the initial commissioning of the product and to observe them. Please note that guidelines and representations in these Instructions for use may deviate from your product due to differing equipment. We reserve the right to make technical modifications.
Ensure that these Instructions for use remain with the product.
On receiving the product, please check it for completeness, lack of faults and check it for any transport damage. Inspect the goods in the presence of your forwarder Should transport damage have occurred, please arrange for an inventory (determination of the faults) to be made in the presence of the forwarder. Please send a complaint in writing to the specialist dealer responsible.
1.2 Safety measures prior to use
Correct usage of the anterior walker requires precise and careful training of the accompanying person. We ask you to read through the Instructions for use carefully prior to the initial commissioning of the upright trainer and to observe them. Cushioned parts may become warm when exposed to direct sunlight. Cover these parts or protect the equipment from direct sunlight.
1.3 Safe disposal
In order to preserve and protect the environment, prevent environmental pollution, and improve the recycling of raw materials, please note the disposal instructions in points 1.3.1 and 1.3.2.
The product packaging should be stored in case the product needs to be transported again. Should you have to return the product for repairs or in case of a guarantee claim, please if possible use the original box so that the product is optimally packaged. Separate the packaging materials for recycling according to their classification. Do not leave packaging materials unattended, as they are a possible source of danger.
Separate the raw materials used in the product for recycling according to their classification (see material information under 2.1).
1.4 Where to store the Instructions for use
Please store these Instructions for use carefully and ensure that these Instructions for use remain with the product in case of re-use.
2. Product description.
2.1 Material information
The base frame and the individual elements are made of aluminium which is noncorroding and powder-coated. The lower armrests are made of PU and the bench is padded and covered. The cover is made of 100% polyester and is flame resistant (according to DIN EN 1021-1+2).
2.2 Handling / Transport
The posterior walker is not designed to be carried, as it is fitted with wheels. Should you have to carry the equipment due to obstacles, ensure that all moving parts are tightened. Stand next to the posterior walker, hold on to the left and right handles and lift it over the obstacle. To transport the posterior walker, fold the frame (see point 3.9).
The frame of the Marcy. size 0 + 1 cannot be folded! In this case, set everything at its most compact (fold-up bench, set handles to lowest setting etc.) Lift the compact unit by stepping between the frame from the rear and then holding on to it on the left and right.
2.3 Application areas, use according to the intended purpose Indications
The anterior-walker Marcy. has been designed for children and teenagers who receive too much support from a posterior-walker but would not manage a standard anterior-walker. The user`s torso must provide more stabilisation when using an anterior-walker in comparison to a posterior-walker. Marcy. offers the opportunity to adjust the wheelbase and therefore increase the support area to the back. This is how the patient`s body centre of gravity shifts within the support area of the anterior walker. When walking with Marcy., the muscle tension in the arms and legs increases and precisely this increased strain represents an important indication for an anterior walker seen from a medical-therapeutic point of view.
In general, the indications for walking training should be approved by a doctor or orthopedist. It should therefore be clarified prior to procurement whether contraindications exist for the user. In general, any type of pain represents a contraindication. Walking training should not be provided without establishing prior to use whether the user has an abnormal foot position, which requires medical attention.
2.4 Use not in accordance with the intended purpose/warning guidelines
- Correct usage of the product requires precise and careful training of the accompanying person.
- The product may not be used without supervision.
- The anterior-walker may only be used indoors on a solid, even ground.
- The max. height adjustment is specified by a marking –
no settings may be made beyond this range.
- Please observe point 5, Technical data” in these instructions for use for the maximum permitted patient weight.
- After all adjustments, firmly re-tighten the screw connections you have loosened!
- Hanging on heavy bags or other items can negatively influence stability.
- Only use accessories and spare parts made by Schuchmann, otherwise, you will endanger the child.
- Please ensure that none of the user`s extremities is in the respective area when making adjustments to avoid the risk of injury.
- Users who have difficulty reading must have someone read these
Instructions for use aloud so that they understand how to use the product.
2.5 Equipment for the basic model
- Light and folding aluminium frame (Size 2+3 folds down)
- Individually height and width adjustable handles
- PU tyres (150 mm for Size 0+1, 200 mm for Size 2+3)
2.6 Auflistung Zubehör
- Lower armrests with handles
- Lower armrests with grip balls
- Parking handbrake
- Friction brake
- Storage basket
- Direction locks
- Telescopic wheelbase
2.7 Product overview
The Fig. below is intended to show you the designation of the most important components as well as the terms which you will find in these Instructions for use.
3. Instructions for use
Prior to using the anterior walker, it may be necessary to open up the frame (for sizes 2-3). Apply the locking device and/or the friction brake so that the walker cannot roll away. Adapt Marcy. to the dimensions of the user by adjusting the height and width of the handles so that the user`s elbows are slightly bent. If available, adjust the forearm supports in-depth, height, angle and tilt to the respective elbow height. Prior to use, release the parking brake and/or the friction brake.
To use the anterior walker, the child/adolescent grips the handles tightly. If applicable, release the parking handbrake and/or the friction brake. By pushing Marcy. forward, enough space is made to allow the user to take their first step. Both sides are pushed evenly when walking straight ahead. By steering (pushing just one side, pulling off the other), you can walk around bends and avoid obstacles. In case of fatigue, the user can use the seat to take a break if available. If available, the brakes must be used on slopes. In the case of hills, ensure that Marcy. does not roll backwards. On stopping, the parking brakes must be applied. When using Marcy. the user must always be extremely careful. If Marcy. does not offer a sufficiently large support surface, the wheelbase must be adapted. The backwards step is to be used to prevent inadvertent rolling away, if available. If it is necessary to encourage walking straight ahead, simply activate the directional locking devices if available. To control the speed, use the optional friction brake
Settings and adjustments to the product or accessories may only be made by people who have been given the necessary instructions by a medical product advisor. Please ensure that none of the user`s extremities is in the respective area when making adjustments to avoid the risk of injury.
The handles can be individually be adjusted in height and width for adjustment to individual body size.
4.1.1 Handle height adjustment
To adjust the height, please loosen the star handles (A), bring the handles into the required position and then re-tighten the star handles. A gauge (B) permits precise height adjustment of the handles. Make sure that the handle is not pulled out of the handle mount beyond the STOP marking (C) as sufficient clamping can no longer be guaranteed in this case. The height can also be changed by using the width adjustment (see 4.1.2)
The handles may not be pulled out of the handle mount beyond the STOP mark!
4.1.2 Setting the width of the handle
To adjust the width, please loosen the cylinder head screw with the inner hexagon (D), bring the handles into the required position and then retighten the cylinder head screw with the inner hexagon. As previously mentioned in point 3.1.1, the handle height can also be changed by adjusting the width (E).
After each adjustment, please re-tighten all screw connections!
4.2 Direction locks (optional)
It is possible to drive straight on by locking the guide wheels. To release the guide wheels lock, pull the direction lock (A) gently upwards and turn it a quarter turn to the left or right. The guide wheels can now move freely and allow independent steering. Pull the direction lock (A) gently upwards and turn it a quarter turn to the left or right again to apply the guide wheels lock. The direction locks click back in as soon as the guide wheels are aligned straight.
4.3 Friction brake (optional)
The function of the friction brake is to slowly reduce the speed of the rear wheel rollover. By turning screw (B) (loosen lock nut (C) beforehand) in and out, the pressure the friction brake has on the wheel can be changed and therefore the wheel rolling speed.
After each adjustment, please retighten the lock nut
4.4 Parking brake (optional)
Against unintentionally rolling away and for a secure footing the posterior walker can be equipped with a parking handbrake. Please pull the brake lever (D) and lock it into the red catch (E). To release, please pull the lever again (D) and pull at the same time the red pawls (E).
4.5 Bench (optional)
The bench is padded and covered. It is permanently mounted to the frame and includes a back strap.
4.6 Storage basket (optional)
The storage basket is permanently mounted to the frame and offers space for toys, drinks or similar items.
The maximum loading of the storage basket for size 0 + 1 of 8 kg must not be exceeded!
The maximum loading of the storage basket for size 2 + 3 of 5 kg must not be exceeded!
4.7 Lower armrests (optional)
The lower armrests can be equipped with a handle or grip ball. They can be adjusted in depth, height, angle and inclination.
Loosen the cylinder head screw with the inner hexagon (A) beneath the lower armrest. Now you can slide it onto the pipe (B) and bring it into the required position.
Note the setting mark on the tube (B).
The handles are used to set the height (see points 3.1.1 + 3.1.2).
Adjustment of the angle
the angle(C) is set using a locking hinge. Loosen the cylinder head screw with an inner hexagon (A) beneath the lower armrest and bring the lower armrest into the required position.
Loosen the cylinder head screw with an inner hexagon (A) beneath the lower armrest to set the inclination (D) and bring the lower armrest into the required position.
4.8 Handle/grip ball for lower armrests
Please loosen the hexagon socket screws (E) and bring the handle (F) or grip ball (G) into the required position.
After each adjustment, please re-tighten all screw connections!
4.9 Folding the frame up/down
Frame sizes 2 + 3 can be folded for easy transportation or better storage of the anterior-walker. Pull both locking bolts (A) at the same time and fold the frame up (B). Simply pull the frame apart to unfold. Make sure that the locking bolts click back in.
Ony the frames of the Marcy. size 2 + 3 can be folded!
Locking bolts must click back in again after unfolding.
4.10 Backwards stop (optional)
In order to prevent unintentional rolling back, Marcy. can be optionally equipped with the backwards stop. The backwards locks are in- integrated into the rear wheels and can be ac- activated or deactivated depending on the situation.
Activating the backwards stop
Turn the locking bar (C) by a half turn upwards and move the wheel backwards until the locking bar (A) audibly clicks in.
Deactivating the backwards stop
Turn the locking bar (C) a half turn downwards until it is held in place by the catch.
4.11 Telescopic wheelbase (optional) Marcy.
offers the opportunity to adjust the wheelbase and therefore increase the support area to the back. This is how the patient`s body centre of gravity shifts within the support area of the anterior walker. In order to extend the wheelbase, undo the screw (D) underneath the frame. Now pull out the wheelbase to the required position and fix the screw again. The wheelbase may not be pulled out of the adapter over the STOP marking (E)!
The wheelbase may not be pulled out of the adapter over the STOP marking (E)!
5. Repairs and cleaning.
All frame elements and surfaces can be cleaned with a sponge or moist cloth using normal antibacterial detergents. The covers can be removed and washed at 30° in the washing machine. Please also pay attention to our general cleaning and hygiene advice. You can find them at www.schuchmann.de/marcy.
Do not use aggressive cleaning agents, eg. solvent, as well as hard brushes etc.
Please carry out a daily visual inspection and check the anterior walker regularly for cracks, breaks, missing parts and malfunctions. In case of a defect or malfunction, please contact the specialist dealer who supplied you with the product (see 8.5).
Should you wish to order spare parts, please contact the specialist dealer who supplied you with the upright trainer, stating the serial number of the upright trainer (see 8.5). Necessary spare parts and accessories must only be installed by trained personnel.
5.4 Duration of use and re-use
The expected duration of use of our product, dependent on the usage intensity and amount of re-use, totals up to,,8″ years, if the user takes place in accordance with the information in these Instructions for use. It may be possible to use the product over and above this time period if it is in a safe condition. The expected duration of use does not refer to wear parts, such as for example covers, wheels ….. The maintenance and evaluation of the condition, and if applicable the potential for re-use, must be decided by the specialist trader. The upright trainer is suitable for re-use. Prior to forwarding on, please follow the cleaning and disinfection instructions in
Chapter 5. Accompanying documents such as these instructions for use are part of the product and must be transferred to the new user. Accompanying documents such as these Instructions for use are part of the product and must be passed on to the new user. No disassembly is required prior to re-use. In the case of storage, it is recommended to fold the product frame (see point 4.9) to the smallest dimension to save space.
6. Technical data.
Dimensions – basic model
The two-year statutory guarantee period shall apply for all products. This guarantee period shall begin with the delivery or handover of the goods. Should a verifiable material or manufacturing fault occur within this time period, we shall, after carriage paid return to us, view the indicated damage and, if applicable, either repair or deliver a new product at our discretion.
7.1 EC declaration of conformity
Company Schuchmann GmbH & Co.KG
Dütestr. 3 D-49205 Hasbergen
Tel.: +49 (0) 54 05 / 909 – 0
Fax: +49 (0) 54 05 / 909 – 109
declares on their sole responsibility that the product named below is classified as product class 1
The relevant regulations of the regulations and guidelines listed below
- EC Directive 93/42/EEC on medical products from 14th June 1993
- DIN EN 12182:1999 Technical aids for the disabled
- EN ISO 14971 Medical products – Application of risk management
on medical products
- DIN EN ISO 11199-3:2005 Walking aids manipulated by both arms – Requirements and test methods – Part 3: Walking tables
This declaration of conformity applies only for products with the article numbers stated above and is valid until 31.12.2019.
Name Torsten Schuchmann
Role Safety Representative for Medical Products
7.2 Serial number/date of manufacture
The serial number, the date of manufacture and other information can be found on the type plate, which is located on all of our products (A).
7.3 Product version
The Marcy. anterior-walker is available in four sizes and can be supplemented through a diverse range of accessories (see point 2.5). Each size is also available as a telescopic version.
7.4 Issue of the document
Instructions for use Marcy. – Change status G; Issue 09.2018
7.5 Name and address of the manufacturer, specialist dealer supplying the product
This product has been delivered by the following specialist dealer:
Marcy Anterior Walker