smartCRUTCH™: Transforming Your Quality Of Life With Unprecedented Comfort
My name is Colin Albertyn, involved in the world of off-road biking and motocross and as one would guess, bikers do spend a lot of time on crutches given the nature of their injuries.
I snapped my Achilles tendon back in 1995 and was on crutches for 8 weeks and was off crutches for one day and found myself back on crutches again. I found it absolutely unbearable. That’s when I decided that there must be a change in design to the crutches to alleviate all the stress and discomfort caused to the hands, wrists and forearms.
The problem with conventional crutches is that all your body weight is carried on a very small surface of your hands. So, its a very painful procedure using crutches for an extended period of time and especially for people who are slightly heavier. For example; if one were 100 kg, then each hand would have to absorb 50 Kg’s and it doesn’t take long before you develop calluses, suffer from fatigue and nerve damage resulting from pressure over extended periods of time.
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“… This improvement in design of the crutch is more user friendly… and is an exciting development.”
Dr Etienne P. Hugo (Orthopeadic Surgeon)