The iWALK2.0, a hands-free crutch that resembles a “peg leg,” recently won top honors at the i-NOVO awards held recently in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The crutch is designed for use by those who experience below-the-knee injuries, as well as by amputees. It straps to the area just below the knee of the injured leg and allows users to walk naturally.
“Think about how your life is hampered by crutches,” says iWALKFree Inc president Brad Hunter, who led the redesign of the original product to its current incarnation, in a media release.
Hunter suggests that there could also be health benefits associated with the iWALK.
“Did you know that the muscles around your upper leg and hip atrophy by as much as 2% a day while on crutches? Not so with iWALK 2.0,” Hunter adds. “Also, one’s blood flow to the lower extremities is typically reduced when using crutches, thus hampering the healing process. Additionally, the transition between using crutches and walking without them can be difficult, but the iWALK 2.0 makes the transition seamless.”
For more information, visit iWALKFree Inc.
[Source(s): iWALK, PRWeb]