Crytico Adds Several New Partners, Including MobilityWorks

Tea, SD – March 24, 2015 – Crytico, LLC, the first and only review site that is 100% dedicated to mobility products and services, announced today the addition of several new partners including MobilityWorks.  These partnerships are beneficial for the growth of the entire mobility industry.

MobilityWorks

Today’s news will expand the reach of consumer awareness for Crytico as well as help shape business development and grow customer satisfaction of its new partners. Among the new partners are Adaptive Driving Access which has four locations in Texas, MobilityWorks which has 34 locations nationwide, Total Mobility Services who services customers in PA and MD and 101Mobility of Wilmington, NC, San Jose, CA and Sarasota, FL.

Wheelchair Van Reviews

“Partners like MobilityWorks are vital to the growth of Crytico and the entire mobility industry,” said Monique McGivney a mobility advocate with Crytico.  “Until Crytico launched, consumers of mobility products and services had difficulty finding online reviews for products that are unique to them; like home stair lifts, driving aids and wheelchair accessible vans.   By having thousands of mobility products and the local dealers who sell and install those products in one medium, Crytico.com, it benefits everyone involved in the buying process which can be overwhelming for some consumers.”Power Wheelchair

Crytico is a platform for consumers to read reviews written by their peers when shopping for a mobility device; like home ramp modifications, wheelchair lift, transfer seat, etc.  While reading reviews for those various products, they can also obtain competitive quotes from local dealers who sell those products. After their experience with the mobility dealer and/or the product they purchased, customers can leave their feedback for future consumers by rating and writing reviews on Crytico.com.  A unique feature of Crytico is the authentication of all reviews that are written on their website.  This authentication process involves a phone call to the reviewer to ensure legitimacy of the review.

About Crytico Crytico.com was created by industry experts who have worked in the mobility product arena for several decades, recognizing a void of opinions on products and services customers purchase. Crytico.com is the first and only premier review site that is 100% dedicated to mobility products and services mobility dealers provide. For more information contact Monique@crytico.com.

CRYTICO TO EXHIBIT AT THE LOS ANGELES ABILITIES EXPO

Tea, SD – January 27, 2015 – Crytico announced today it would be exhibiting in the upcoming Abilities Expo in Los Angeles, CA.  Crytico will have a 10 x 10 booth display with marketing material and information about their website, www.crytico.com.

Crytico

Launched in September of 2014, Crytico is a review website 100% dedicated to products and services for people with mobility issues.  Owners of mobility products can rate and write reviews on anything from walking aids, mobility scooters, driving aids, wheelchair vans, etc.  In turn, consumers of those products can go to Crytico.com to read reviews on products before they make their buying decision.

A unique feature of Crytico.com is the ability to link up consumers with local dealers who sell various mobility products.  With over 5000 products on the market and over 2000 local providers who sell mobility equipment, it can get perplexing and overwhelming for shoppers.  Not every local provider sells every mobility product, or every manufacturer.  Crytico’s goal is to take some confusion out of the shopping process by guiding consumers through the web of the mobility industry.

Abilities Expo is a perfect venue for us to spread awareness about Crytico.com,” said Monique McGivney a mobility advocate for Crytico.  “Every person that visits the expo can benefit from crytico.com since it lists hundreds of mobility providers and thousands of mobility products.  Whether a person just needs to be connected with someone who can repair their wheelchair to someone who is in the market for a home stair lift, Crytico.com can help.”

Crytico Abilities Expo

Crytico will be in booth #720 at the Abilities Expo on Friday March 6, 2015 through Sunday, March 8, 2015.  Hours for the expo are 11:00am to 5:00pm daily and admission is free.  The expo is about bringing necessary products and services together under one roof for the community of people with disabilities.  Abilities Expo goal is to introduce opportunities that can enrich your life…especially ones that you never knew were out there.

About Crytico
Crytico.com was created by industry experts who have worked in the mobility product arena for several decades, recognizing a void of opinions on products and services customers purchase. Crytico.com is the first and only premier review site that is 100% dedicated to mobility products and services mobility dealers provide. For more information contact Monique@crytico.com.

United Access Partners with Crytico as Platinum Dealer

St. Louis, MO and Tea, SD – January 12, 2015 – United Access has partnered with Crytico, LLC. to help strengthen their relationship with current customers and provide a medium for future customers to read unbiased peer reviews. This sponsorship shows the passion and investment United Access has in the mobility industry by giving consumers the power of information.

Launched in September, 2014, Crytico.com is the only review site with a 100% focus on products and services for people with mobility issues.  From consumers who just need a little help getting around to people with severe spinal cord injuries; it serves the entire mobility community.  Crytico.com helps consumers easily navigate through the thousands of products available to them by providing manufacturer information as well as peer reviews.

“The customer is at the core of our business and they revolve around everything we do,” said Jeff Brummett, Vice President of Development for United Access.  “We understand our role in helping our customers find the freedom and independence they are looking for and we are committed to providing them with the best customer experience each and every time. Having additional feedback from reviews on Crytico.com will help us to further engage with our customers which will lead to continuous improvement towards our operational excellence.”

United Access has always been at the forefront of consumer advocacy in the mobility industry,” said Monique McGivney, a Mobility Advocate with Crytico.  “17 years ago, United Access had a single location in St. Louis, MO.  By living and breathing their mantra, “The customer is always right”, they have grown to 16 locations throughout the Midwest. Companies don’t have that kind of growth if they are not obsessing about their customers, and United Access is a model for other mobility dealers throughout the country.  By taking this obsession with their customers one step further by partnering with Crytico, their growth and success will continue to prosper.

Prior to the launch of Crytico.com, consumer reviews were scarce and difficult to find.  By bringing thousands of mobility products and hundreds of mobility providers together in one medium, it is a valuable resource for customers in the market for products unique to them. To ensure authenticity, every reviewer on Crytico.com is validated by an independent call center.

About United Access
United Access offers the finest products the mobility industry has to offer, including new wheelchair accessible vans, used wheelchair vans, wheelchair van rentals, scooter lifts, hand controls, mobility seats and transfer seats, wheelchair ramps, and accessible equipment for all abilities.  They are a member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association and a nationally accredited Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealer and are growing with locations across the Central and South United States. They are committed to giving back to the communities we serve through volunteer time, event sponsorships and donations. Where Freedom and Independence Meet, you will Find United Access.  For more information about United Access, you can visit us online at www.UnitedAccess.com or contact us at info@unitedaccess.com.

About Crytico
Crytico.com was created by industry experts who have worked in the mobility product arena for several decades, recognizing a void of opinions on products and services customers purchase. Crytico.com is the first and only premier review site that is 100% dedicated to mobility products and services mobility dealers provide. For more information contact Monique@crytico.com.

Crytico.com – The Yelp of Mobility

Tea, SD – January 1, 2015  Launched in September, Crytico.com is the first and only review website that is 100% related to mobility products and services that mobility dealers provide.  December marked an end to the pilot phase of the site which was an integral part to the overall framework and foundation of the website. One major milestone celebrated during this pilot phase was surpassing 1000 consumer reviews.

Crytico

During the pilot phase, feedback was gathered from participating manufacturers, mobility dealers and customers to ensure the final version of the site is easy to navigate, informative and most importantly, a positive experience for the customer.  An Advisory Board, made up of industry professionals, was formed to assist the pilot phase and will remain in place through the launch of the website.  The Advisory Board’s purpose is to strengthen Crytico.com and the community it serves. The Board exists to advise, assist, support and advocate for Crytico.com, it’s users and partners.

Crytico Advisory Board

“Crytico.com was built for consumers get unbiased information on products unique to them,” said Monique McGivney, a mobility advocate for Crytico.   “Never in the history of the mobility industry has there been one website to display information on every product that our industry serves, which is estimated to be over 5,000.  In addition, this is the first review site designed specifically for consumers with mobility challenges, so we are cognizant of the website functionality; the customer experience is of utmost importance.”

Consumers are able do one of two things on Crytico.com; write and/or read a review.  Reviews can be written on mobility equipment dealers and the services they provide as well as a variety of mobility products like hand controls, home stair lifts, manual or powered wheelchairs and wheelchair accessible vans.  Then in turn, customers who are in the market for a product or service can read those reviews and hear what their peers have to say.  Each reviewer on Crytico.com is contacted to ensure their review is authentic and legitimate.

About Crytico

Crytico.com was created by industry experts who have worked in the mobility product arena for several decades, recognizing a void of opinions on products and services customers purchase. Crytico.com is the first and only premier review site that is 100% dedicated to mobility products and services mobility dealers provide. For more information contact Monique@crytico.com.

 

 

ABILITY CENTER JOINS CRYTICO AS PLATINUM DEALER

San Diego, CA and Tea, SD – December 30, 2014 – Crytico, LLC announced today their partnership with Ability Center with the objective to bring transparency to the mobility industry and giving customers the power of choice.  Ability Center’s multiple locations are listed on Crytico.com for current customers to write reviews on their satisfaction as well as invite new customers to read those reviews.

Crytico.com was launched in September, 2014 and is the first website of its kind in the mobility industry.  The website is 100% focused on products and services for people who have mobility issues.  Consumers can learn about products they may need, like wheelchairs, scooters, home stair lifts, etc. and also read reviews on what their peers think about those products.  Consumers can also register with Crytico to write reviews on products they may own or use.  Each reviewer on the website is authenticated for validity.

“In our industry, people buy these products because they need them,” said Chad Blake, Ability Center’s Director of Store Sales and Operations.   “The biggest part of our job is educating the consumer about what the applicable mobility products are and what the specific product can do to make the consumer’s situation better.   Crytico is first and foremost a quality educational tool that allows consumers to exchange thoughts and feedback about all facets of the mobility industry.  Ability Center is supportive and excited about the Crytico platform and direction.”

Ability Center

“Having partners like Ability Center is an asset to Crytico and our users,” said Monique McGivney a mobility advisor with Crytico.  “Ability Center assisted with our pilot program which was an integral phase of Crytico.com.  From the very beginning, they understood and embraced the concept of a review website for their current and future customers. They want to stand out from their competition and are confident they will do that on Crytico.com   What better way than to have their customers tell their story?”

In recent years, there has been an increase in demand for reviews on mobility products and services.  Until now, there has been no medium in the mobility industry for consumers to read peer reviews. Crytico.com is not just a review site; consumers can also learn about other products and providers they may not know exist.  With over 4000 different types of mobility products and over 2000 providers who sell those products, consumers can now visit one website vs. sifting through dozens of websites to get all the information they need.

About Ability Center

Ability Center was founded in 1984, and currently has multiple locations in California, Nevada and Arizona.  Today, Ability Center provides benefits for more than 10,000 people with mobility challenges per year; offering compassion, knowledge and understanding.  For more information visit, www.abilitycenter.com.

About Crytico

Crytico.com was created by industry experts who have worked in the mobility product arena for several decades, recognizing a void of opinions on products and services customers purchase. Crytico.com is the first and only premier review site that is 100% dedicated to mobility products and services mobility dealers provide. For more information contact Monique@crytico.com.

B&D INDEPENDENCE JOINS CRYTICO AS PLATINUM PARTNER

Tea, SD and Mount Carmel, IL – December 23, 2014 – Crytico, LLC announced today their partnership with B&D Independence which will strengthen both companies by providing a medium for consumers of B&D transfer seat bases to rate and review their products. B&D Independence and Crytico have a shared interest in empowering customers and providing quality products and services.

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B&D Transfer Seat Base

Crytico.com is a review website solely focused on products and services for people with mobility issues.  Consumers who have purchased mobility products can register on Crytico.com, give a star rating and write a review on their experience using their mobility device.  Crytico.com is also a great resource for consumers who are in the market for a mobility product, like a transfer seat base, by reading the reviews of others.  There is no cost for consumers to use the website.

“Crytico is the only forum that provides mobility challenged consumers with a way to share their opinions on a wide variety of mobility equipment,” said John Evans, B&D Independence President. “When Crytico approached us to get involved in the website test launch, we jumped at the opportunity. I viewed it as an opportunity to connect directly with our consumer. The test phase was incredible and the decision to become a Platinum Partner was an easy one.  Our B&D team takes great pride in our products and is using the consumer feedback to guide us on how to make our products even better. With Crytico, the consumer gains his voice and we are listening!”

“Crytico.com is a much needed resource in the mobility industry,” said Monique McGivney, Crytico Mobility Advocate.  “The products and providers in this space are unique and very specialized, and while learning about features and benefits from the people that sell the products is important; now consumers have a place to go to read what their peers, who use the products, have to say.  With partners like B&D Independence, the website will continue to grow and be that resource for our community.”

Crytico

Crytico.com launched in September of 2014 and has been well received with over 1000 reviews written on the website.  All reviewers on Crytico.com are authenticated by a 3rd party to ensure authenticity of the reviews.  With over 1500 products and providers on the site, it is a valuable resource for consumers of mobility products.

About B&D Independence
B&D Independence, Inc. was founded in 1981, with a commitment to create a company where quality and service would never be compromised. They take pride in knowing they have helped thousands of people regain their independence. Today, B&D Independence is recognized as the world leader in the design and manufacture of power transfer seat bases and an innovator in powered wheelchair docking systems. B&D Independence is committed to their customers and to providing the finest mobility equipment in the industry.

About Crytico
Crytico.com was created by industry experts who have worked in the mobility product arena for several decades, recognizing a void of opinions on products and services customers purchase. Crytico.com is the first and only premier review site that is 100% dedicated to mobility products and services mobility dealers provide. For more information contact Monique@crytico.com.

Mobility is Most Common Disability Among Older Americans

According to a recent Census Bureau Report, “Nearly 40 percent of people age 65 and older had at least one disability, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report that covered the period 2008 to 2012. Of those 15.7 million people, two-thirds of them say they had difficulty in walking or climbing.

Difficulty with independent living, such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping, was the second-most cited disability, followed by serious difficulty in hearing, cognitive difficulty, difficulty bathing or dressing, and serious difficulty seeing.”

U Step 2 Walker

U Step 2 Walker

We thought a great compliment to this article would be to educate you on some products for this large population of people with mobility issues.  In addition, you can read some reviews from people who own the products to get an idea of their opinions.

Personal Mobility Products

  • U Step 2 Walker – The company’s website says, ” We created the U-Step 2 to increase your independence. The secret is in our patented U-shaped base. Its ultra-stable foundation braces you in every direction. It is not like pushing a typical walker. Instead, the U-Step 2 surrounds you and moves with you. You will feel as stable as you would feel holding onto another person’s arm.
  • Go Go Scooter by Pride Mobility – “The Go-Go Elite Traveller® offers unbeatable ease of transport, tight space maneuverability, and gives you the versatility to change its color, and your style, in a snap with interchangeable shroud panels. The Go-Go Elite Traveller’s compact size allows it to negotiate narrow hallways and tight spaces while also providing stable outdoor performance.”
Bruno Residential VPL

Bruno Residential Lift

Home Mobility Products

  • Suitcase Ramp by EZ Access – “The Suitcase Singlefold AS Ramp – this portable single-fold ramp is one of our most user-friendly portable Suitcase ramps.  After taking out two hinge pins, users are able to easily separate the portable single-fold ramp into two lightweight sections with ergonomic handles.”
  • Bruno Residential Vehicle Platform Lift – “Sometimes called a porch lift, Bruno’s rugged and reliable wheelchair lift is a residential lift that provides efficient access to a raised deck, porch, or even floor to floor access inside your home. Designed and built by Bruno’s master artisans, a Vertical Platform Lift offers safe, dependable service that reflects the unit’s simplicity of design and operation.”
VMI Northstar E Wheelchair Van

VMI Northstar E Wheelchair Van

Mobility Vehicle Products

  • VMI Northstar E Wheelchair Van - “VMI’s Northstar E is the industry’s first manual side-entry, in-floor ramp conversion for the Dodge Grand Caravan. Designed with the caregiver in mind, this new VMI product is available for purchase from more than 265 VMI dealers worldwide.”
  • Toyota Auto Access Seat – “The Toyota Sienna is now available with the industry first factory installed power rotating lift-up Auto Access Seat. Toyota is the only automobile manufacturer to offer this passenger-friendly mobility model, built in the United States at our Indiana manufacturing plant.  The seat rotates ninety degrees then extends from the vehicle and lowers to a convenient transfer height, making for easy entry and exit.”

These are just six options and possibilities to help older American’s with their mobility issues.  On Crytico.com, we have thousands of products to view and inquire about as well as read reviews from your peers.  If you do not see a product you want or need, let us know at info@crytico.com.

Safety Tips for Seniors and Their Homes

We recently came across this article that had some great tips and information for home improvements that can be made for our aging population.

Bruno Stair Lift

Bruno Stair Lift

This article was recently posted in US News and it was written by Geoff Williams:  

If your parents are getting up there in years, you may have had the discussion about whether it’s better for them to stay put or go to an assisted living facility. It’s a pretty safe bet that your parents prefer to stay in their home: According to a 2011 AARP research report, almost 90 percent of people over age 65 would rather remain at home as long as they’re able, and 80 percent of older Americans have firm plans to stay put.

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of home renovation projects that can help your mother or father stay at home. Here’s a look at some of them, starting with the more pie-in-the-sky improvements and moving down the list in cost.

Elevator. Installing an elevator will be a challenge and costly. “Elevators are highly regulated. The structural work required to create a proper, isolated channel can run up a hefty carpentry bill alone,” says Sabine Schoenberg, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based home improvement blogger at SabinesHome.com.

ThyssenKrupp Home Elevator

ThyssenKrupp Home Elevator

The cost, Schoenberg says, depends on the length of the elevator and how many floors it goes to – just the second floor, or the attic and basement as well? As a general rule, she says, expect to pay $30,000 and possibly quite a bit more.

Stair lift. These are also expensive. “They often require a custom fitting to the staircase. The track is the most costly element of stair lift systems,” Schoenberg says.

Still, as prices go, it’s no elevator. You can find quite a few stair lifts online for less than $3,000, but they also run $10,000 and up. And don’t forget installation, since this is a project you probably don’t want to do yourself. According to Mr. Handyman, the national handyman service, the estimated labor to install a stair lift using its franchise averages between $400 and $500.  Click here to read the article in it’s entirety.

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Keep in mind to check reviews on Crytico.com prior to purchasing any home modifications for seniors.   And then after you purchase your elevator, stair lift or ramp, come back to Crytico to write a review on the product you had installed.

Crytico.com; Yelp for the Mobility Industry?

When we started reaching out to the press and bloggers about Crytico, we didn’t know what we type of response, if any, we would receive.  A unique phenomenon in the mobility industry, or disabled community is that many writers and bloggers also have a disability.  In mainstream media, writers rarely live and breathe topics they write about on a daily basis.

We reached out to Ian Ruder, who is the Senior Editor for United Spinal Association, as well as someone who lives with a Spinal Cord Injury.  What better critic for Crytico.com than a writer/consumer?  Luckily, Ian was eager to learn about Crytico and test out the website to write a review for his local dealer in Portland, OR; Performance Mobility.  To read Ian’s review of Performance Mobility, click here.  A great feature with Crytico is the opportunity for the dealers and manufacturers to respond to their reviews; whether they be positive or negative.

Performance Mobility

Ian wrote an article on newmobility.com and he titled it “Crytico.com; Yelp for the Mobility Industry?”
As the purveyors of all things “Gear,” this week’s post takes a roll away from the product previews we’ve been doing to preview a new web site that hopes to change the way you chose your gear. Crytico.com, which launched its pilot phase last week, aims to become the leading website dedicated to reviews of mobility dealers and the products and services they provide. Think: the Yelp of the mobility industry.  To read Ian’s entire article on New Mobility, click here.  

Thanks Ian for your thorough review of Crytico and help with spreading the word of this exciting new Website!

Crytico Launches Pilot Phase of Website

Sioux Falls, SD – September 3, 2014NetPistol today announced the launch of the pilot phase of Crytico which will run through December, 2014.   Crytico.com is the first and only review site that is 100% related to mobility products and services that mobility dealers provide.  Crytico is going to break down any walls that exist in the Mobility Industry and provide a place where consumers can have transparency.  Crytico’s Vision statement is simple, “Write a review, read a review.  The power of mobility is yours”.

The pilot phase of Crytico will be an integral part to the overall framework and foundation of the Website.  During the pilot phase, feedback will be gathered from participating manufacturers, mobility dealers and customers to ensure the final version of the site is easy to navigate, informative and most importantly, a positive experience for the customer.  Crytico will be working with leaders in the industry like, Rollx Vans, VMI (Vantage Mobility International), B&D Independence, Drive Master, United Access, Performance Mobility, Ability Center, IMED Mobility, R&R Mobility and Kersey Mobility.

VMI Wheelchair Van

VMI Wheelchair Van

“The scope of Crytico.com is massive,” said Monique McGivney, a mobility advocate for Crytico.   “Never in the history of the mobility industry has there been one website to display information on every product that our industry serves, which is estimated to be over 5,000.  In addition to that, this is the first review site designed specifically for consumers with disabilities, so we want to be cognizant to the ease in which the site functions; the customer experience is of utmost importance.”

Consumers are able do one of two things on Crytico.com; write and/or read a review.  Reviews can be written on mobility equipment dealers and the services they provide as well as a variety of mobility products like hand controls, home stair lifts, manual and powered wheelchairs and wheelchair accessible vans.  Customers will be able to go onto Crytico.com and rate their experience with their product and/or service.  Then in turn, customers who are in the market for a product or service can read those reviews and learn about the product to hear what their peers say.

Mobility Reviews on Crytico

 

About Crytico
Crytico.com was created by industry experts who have worked in the mobility product arena for several decades, recognizing a void of opinions on products and services customers purchase. Crytico.com is the first and only premier review site that is 100% dedicated to mobility products and services mobility dealers provide. For more information contact Monique@crytico.com.