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Assistance Devices

Helping Hands

Park Owens watched his father struggle with everyday activities as he grew older, and the experience inspired Park to put his product development experience to work. He founded Juvo, which creates assistive devices for active seniors who need help solving challenges around the home.

Juvo’s tools target specific scenarios: The E-Z Open Grip Claw makes it easier to open a jar, for instance, and the Stand-Up Cane Tip keeps a cane from tipping over. But their appeal is about more than simple utility. Design is a priority,
and you can see the attention to detail that makes these products look as great as they perform. The streamlined Travel Seat + Cane combines a mobility aid with a fold-up seat so users can take a sitting break even when they’re on the go. The Reacher Grabber has a comfortable ergonomic handle, integrated dressing hook (to help pull on socks and pants), and a unique trigger lock so the user can keep the claw closed without applying constant pressure.

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, more and more seniors are finding they can benefit from tools that help with daily living -- jar openers, walking aids and reaching tools -- so they can retain their independence as much as possible. It’s an underserved area, and Park’s emphasis on quality engineering is raising the design bar.

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  • Park
    Park

    Greetings Daily Grommet Fans! My name is Park Owens and I am the founder of Juvo Products.

    As we age, we encounter more and more little hurdles in our daily activities that try to slow us down…

    Juvo Products is all about fun, well designed, simple products that help us overcome some of these obstacles and live independently. Need help reaching for something safely? Need help opening a stubborn jar in the kitchen? Possibly you need a little balance and walking support?

    Juvo Products is honored to be featured by the Daily Grommet.

    I will be available all day and would welcome any questions. The more the better. We are passionate about our products and customers.

  •  Nancy
    Nancy
    5/29/2012 12:07 PM

    Hi,

    Can you explain in a little more deal the Cane Stand Up Tip? Can you leave it on your cane as you walk along or use it when you 'park' your cane?

    Thanks.

  •  Donna
    Donna
    5/29/2012 12:14 PM

    Yes, wondering the same thing. Thanks.

  • Park
    Park – Special Guest
    5/29/2012 12:16 PM

    Nancy - Great question.

    This product fully replaces the tip that comes with your cane. You do not have to continually take it on and off.

    Just remove your old cane tip, install the new Juvo Stand-Up Cane Tip, (1-2 minutes) and it becomes your new permanent, enhanced cane tip. Better stability, better traction and it holds your cane upright on a flat, even surface.

    Thank you.

  •  Sue
    Sue
    5/29/2012 12:57 PM

    Hi Park,

    My mother weighs over 200 pounds. What is the suggested weight range for your Travel Seat and Cane?

    Thank you.

  • Park
    Park – Special Guest
    5/29/2012 1:25 PM

    @ Sue The weight capacity is 250 lbs.

    It is a very sturdy, yet lightweight product. We designed it and engineered it from scratch. There are some very flimsy versions on the market. There was such interest in it, that we developed our own much better version!

    Thank you. Park

  • June
    June – Grommet Team
    5/29/2012 12:58 PM

    @Nancy, I put the Cane Tip on my mother-in-law's cane (she's 92!) and she loves it. She doesn't have to find a place to prop up her cane when she sits down or when she needs to use both hands for something. The tip also gives the cane more stability because of its width.

  •  Carol
    Carol
    5/29/2012 1:02 PM

    I am looking at the travel seat and cane - is it very heavy and does it really work well as a cane? Thank you.

  • Park
    Park – Special Guest
    5/29/2012 1:28 PM

    @ Carol This product is very lightweight at 2 lbs. You can lift it with one finger.

    At the same time it is quite sturdy; will hold up to 250 lbs.

    The cane has a soft co-molded grip.

    The temporary seat slides open/closed easily without pinching fingers like some cheaper models.

    We hope you enjoy it!

  •  sharon kluge
    sharon kluge
    5/29/2012 1:50 PM

    @Park Owens He is right! It is very light and easy to operate. I don't really need it as a cane, yet, but take it when I know that I'm going to have to wait in long lines! Having a "ready" seat is great.

  •  Sue
    Sue
    5/29/2012 3:07 PM

    @Park Owens Thanks! Sounds perfect for her needs.

  •  William Harrington
    William Harrington
    5/29/2012 7:20 PM

    How high is the seat when deployed. It is somewhat of a problem getting up, especially after sitting for a long period. A seat high enough to rest but not low enough to have knees bent completely.

    is most desirable.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/30/2012 12:06 AM

    @ William Harrington That's a great question. Park will be able to stop back in the morning and let us know.

  • Park
    Park – Special Guest
    5/30/2012 9:11 AM

    @ William Harrington - William, the seat surface is 20" off the ground in the open position. The top of the cane handle is 34.5" top to bottom in the cane position.

    We studied male/female average heights and arrived at this average. There are several adjustable versions in the market but they tend to be flimsy. We opted for strength and light weight.

    You bring up another good point. The Travel Seat + Cane is intended to be straddled, per instructions on product. In this position, the handle offers some assistance in standing up. We do NOT recommend sitting with the handle behind you. Thank you.

  •  Paula Wilbert
    Paula Wilbert
    7/16/2012 1:35 PM

    Park- As an inventory myself I am very impressed with how well thought out the designs of your products are. I'm also an occupational therapist. You should market your products to OTs and PTs. Best of luck to you! Paula

  •  Paula Wilbert
    Paula Wilbert
    7/16/2012 1:36 PM

    @ Paula Wilbert ...oops typo, I meant "as an inventor myself..." :)

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/16/2012 3:06 PM

    @ Paula Wilbert - we're glad that these appeal to you as an inventor and professional!

  • Park
    Park – Special Guest
    7/16/2012 3:33 PM

    @ Paula Wilbert

    Thanks Paula for the kind remarks. Any suggestions for marketing through PTs, OTs would be appreciated.

  •  Tammy
    Tammy
    9/15/2012 1:21 AM

    @Park Owens

    I used to be a geriatric social worker... I would strongly suggest marketing to the home health agencies. They employ PTs and OTs. If you started there, they would help spread the word. If you have a catalogue that may help.

  •  Sharon
    Sharon
    7/16/2012 7:00 PM

    Does the stand-up cane tip come in any other colors? Thank you.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/17/2012 12:07 AM

    @ Sharon - We only carry it in the green. We will let you know if we get it in another color!

  • Diana
    Diana
    8/1/2012 2:08 PM

    Hi, is the reacher grabber still available?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/2/2012 12:57 PM

    @Diana Egan: You can "grab" one here .

  • Diana
    Diana
    8/3/2012 3:07 PM

    @Chew-Hoong Hi, can't seem to get it to come up so that I can buy it. Can you help.

  • Diana
    Diana
    8/3/2012 3:08 PM

    @Chew-Hoong ignore last comment - I don't show here often and forgot the drop down list!

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/6/2012 2:56 PM

    @Diana Egan: Glad you're able to select the grabber from the list.

  •  Meg
    Meg
    9/8/2012 12:52 PM

    I am also an occupational therapist who does home health. I am thinking of purchasing a couple of your items to show to the patients I see. If they are interested, how do they order? Some of them are computer savvy but I am dealing with a population ranging in age from 60's to 90's and they do not always have or know how to use a computer. Thanks.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    9/8/2012 2:29 PM

    @ Meg: We're thrilled when professionals like you are open to the value of these Grommets to your patients. They can order online or contact our Customer Support Team at 1-877-862-0222 ext 1 between 9 am - 5 pm Eastern Time, M - F. We'll take wonderful care of your patients. Thank you!!

  •  Tammy
    Tammy
    9/15/2012 1:29 AM

    @ Meg

    @ Park Owens

    Ahh-Haaa, see?! You obviously need to invest in a print catalogue if you want to take the NEXT STEP. Many in the older generation want to "see it" first and some don't have computers. Just an observation. :)

  •  Lindgren El
    Lindgren El
    9/8/2012 1:28 PM

    hi - just a thought - your phrase "for seniors" is an odd label for your terrific looking products. Many people need assistance with reaching, gripping, walking, stabilizing their cane, regardless of whether or not they are 'seniors.' Thanks for listening.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    9/8/2012 2:33 PM

    @ Lindgren El: Thank you for your great reminder. I know that when I had both hands injured at the same time a few years ago, how I wished I had some of these "helping hand" Grommets.

  •  Phyllis Ary
    Phyllis Ary
    10/23/2012 12:04 AM

    I was really excited to see the cane that is also a seat for someone to take a break if needed until I tried to order and you are out of stock. Such a shame that something I would purchase for my father is unavalible. Please e-mail me when you think you will get more of this product in. I am really interested in this and I know my dad would love this unique and helpful cane/seat.

    Phyllis Ary

  • patricia
    patricia
    10/28/2012 2:14 PM

    i'd love to order several items for seniors . . especially the cane tip supports - and thank you so much for the invisibelt - thanks!

  • Diana
    Diana
    11/3/2012 12:27 PM

    Please let me know when the reacher grabber is in stock again.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    11/3/2012 5:44 PM

    @Diana Egan: It's available for you to grab here .

  •  naomi
    naomi
    11/3/2012 1:03 PM

    Can you notify me when the cane tips and travel seat/cane are available? Thank you. I'm technically NOT a senior for another decade but while standing in line at a recent community event I enviously eyed a man using a similar cane/seat. Standing for over an hour in the sun on concrete made that little tripod seat look very good!

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    11/3/2012 5:52 PM

    @ naomi: Will be sure to let you know when available. I agree...when I've been running around on my feet all day, the travel seat looks very inviting ;0)

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