So when redesigning the crutch we had to develop a method to spread the load of ones body weight over a much larger surface area to alleviate the full pressure applied to the hands. Looking closely at the natural and relaxed ergonomics of the human arms we developed a platform for the forearm to rest on, then turned the handle positions sightly inward by 3 degrees to match that of the natural hand positions. This insured that the whole body weight was spread over the entire surface of the forearms while the hands were ergonomically positioned. It was a very simple solution to a very common problem.
We designed the smartCRUTCH in such a way that it actually adapts to your individual needs best with adjustments like height, forearm length and forearm platform angle for more or less load on the forearm. Also; the last thing that one would want when on crutch is to slip, because the ferrules on the base of the crutch are the same as those on conventional crutches. So we redesigned the ferrules in very unique way using what we call the hourglass principle, where the base of the ferrule pivots with the angle of the crutch, thus maintaining full contact with the ground.
smartCRUTCH sales are global now and are growing all the time as awareness becomes greater. We have had incredible feedback from people with all sorts of syndromes, diseases and conditions that can’t walk with normal crutches. They are using the smartCRUTCH and as a result their mobility has been dramatically improved. Especially people with issues like rheumatoid arthritis or people who have got broken wrists on one hand and a broken leg at the same time.