Project - solo-form.com/en/project/disability-equipment/
The reasons for accidents and the resulting traumas can be due to quite a few factors – workplace risks, sports, or jerky moves, crashes, overloading and falls as the unfortunate events happening in a person’s everyday life. In this project, the focus is on physical traumas affecting the body starting from the pelvis downwards and mostly focusing on the area of the legs – shank fractures, injuries of the knee joint and the knee-cap, tibias fractures, ankle dislocation, muscle fibers rupture, tendon crick, osteoporosis etc. During the rehabilitation period from a physical injury, such as fracture or crick, it is very important to realize that this process does not pass with the use of a single type of a medical device.
The main idea of this crutch is developed on the basis of functionality, ergonomics and a combination of resistant materials and manufacturing technologies. The crutch went through a variety of transformations and a prototyping cycle. Finally, we reached the idea to turn this product into a specific and multifunctional one. Through the use of two functional accessories, we managed to add two new products to the two main ones. The whole idea for a “Multifunctional crutch – four in one” contains in itself a module system of simple elements and an easy to assemble structure, seamlessly turning it into 4 different products stage-by-stage. The crutch consists of a set of the following: elbow crutch, underarm crutch, a cane with an adaptor, as well as a walker, to which the following can be added: a bottle and a mobile device holding accessories, a wallet and other small appliances. This is a product solving a real problem of a person’s life and creating comfort and convenience through its application to a physical rehabilitation process and a recovery from injury.