Every Rex user has a story to tell. Here is Lee's story where he shares the benefits of using Rex.
This life changing experience of using the Rex device far exceeded my own expectations and it's not something that can be easily explained, it needs to be experienced. I personally found that being able to stand with others at eye height and simply have a conversation was mind-blowing; all I wanted to do was smile.
In getting the chance to take my Rex home I plan to have friends over and show off, standing up and taking a few steps around the house. As my confidence increases I'll be taking it to my friends houses and walking around, looking in their cupboards. In my mind I can already see them laughing and joking with me being so tall again.
From when I first stood up and took my tentative first few steps I was impressed by the way it supported me. I have to trust in the balance of Rex and not fight it, and yet once I get out, all I want to do is get back in again. It's really addictive walking around, it doesn't matter whether it's in the workshop, at home or at a friends place. It just feels good, like eating healthy, I just feel better after the first step.
Everyone loves watching someone walk in Rex. Whether someone is in a wheelchair or not, it seems like everyone gets Rex-envy, to have a go and reach for something, find out how stable it is and anywhere Rex goes it always gathers a crowd.
I get Rex-envy if I watch others use Rex more than I do. It's hard to explain just how much you want to keep getting Rex-ed up and walking when watching others. From early on I realised that it's the little things that I miss not being able to stand and Rex enables me to reach 'new heights', pardon the pun. While walking and even just standing in Rex I can talk to people using my hands and hear what they are saying because I'm at their level.
Lee Warn, Rex User, T12