Anyone who had to use crutches know how
painful they can be. This is an inconvenience to every crutch user, but
presents serious problems to long-term and permanent users. A US company, Mobility Designed, have designed an
ergonomic crutch to relieve the pain.
Whether it’s a temporary need or a long-term condition,
dealing with restricted mobility should be painfree. Mobility
Designed have focused their energy on revolutionizing crutches because they
believe that crutches should improve the user's quality of life, functionally
and emotionally, not hinder it. So they set out to design a better crutch, one
that improved on what they saw as the greatest problems with under arm crutches
and forearm crutches. The M+D Crutch is designed around a simple premise:
Elbows, not armpits.
See the new design
To check out the new crutches design click
To see a
video of how the crutches work click here.
Flexible Arm Bands
- Each M+D Crutch has two flexible armbands that hold them to
the user’s arm without strapping them down or locking them in. Their curved
design and material allows the user to pull out their forearms easily, but
holds them in place when using the M+D Crutches in hands free mode. The
flexible arm straps can be placed together on either side of the arm cradle, or
on opposite sides, and can be easily moved along the length of the cradle to fit
the user’s personal preference. Moving the flexible arm straps is an easy
process that requires no tools.
- The M+D Crutch comes with a standard foot designed to absorb
some of the shock of each step. The tread and material flexibility allow the
crutch's foot to conform to the ground and grip it to prevent slipping. The
standard foot can be easily removed and replaced with other feet designed for
various terrains and activities. Alternate feet will be available in the
Hands Free Walking
- A button on the hand-grip unlocks the handle and allows the
user to adjust its length and rotate it away from their hands and start using
the M+D Crutches in hands-free mode
Hinged Arm Support
- A sliding button under the arm cradle unlocks the
cradle allowing it to click in and out of the main body to allow users to lift
their arms while still wearing the crutches. The cradle can also be locked to
remain in place while using it hands free.
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more information click
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further questions, we recommend speaking to a healthcare professional.
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Sourced from Mobility Designed in Health News
05 May 2016