Disability is one of the the darkest sides of human life. One can only imagine how difficult it is to rely on other people for day to day tasks. The only people who understand the agony are the ones who have been through it. And, those who spend hours in workshops to come up with various instruments that can make the lives of the ones suffering with disabilities, a little better, definitely need be appreciated. Crutches can help the physically impaired individuals perform their routine tasks without much assistance and lead a normal life. Now, designers have made sure that when these crutches are not in need, they could be folded, packed and carried off with ease. Here’s a list of 10 unique foldable crutches designed to aid the needful.
The transformable crutches are skillfully designed to keep the users in comfort. These can be switched from forearms to underarms with elbows comfortably bent. The best feature of these crutches is that they can be transformed and packed in a bag when not needed. This can be very useful especially while traveling; and especially for those who are in the phase of rehabilitation or are moving from wheelchair to crutches.
Jonathan C. Smith is the designer behind these very useful collapsible crutches. It is very difficult to carry tall, heavy crutches, especially while traveling. These crutches are adjustable in height and also adjust its load bearing capacity to meet the requirements of different users; and when not in use can be collapsed and stored easily.
Millennial Pro Crutches
The new improved Millennial Pro Crutches are designed to overcome the limitations of the traditional crutches. The new additions include a large underarm cradle for extra comfort, a shock absorbing feature, and a bracketed handle to displace the weight properly. The Millennial Pro also comes in a foldable design and is adjustable to a much better height than the traditional crutches.
The Foldable Crutches designed by the Astro Design team are made as such to be packed and stored very easily when not in use. They are designed with a telescoping foot so that when not in use, these could be folded into a very compact pod. In their small packed form, they can be very conveniently stored anywhere.
Stryder Hybrid Crutch
The very innovative Stryder Hybrid Crutch is a master design to improve the standards of comfort a user can expect from a crutch. It is designed to be used as a knee scooter for non-weight bearing legs. This aids greatly in the mobility and reduces the tiredness caused in the wrists, hands, and chest while using a crutch. It has an adjustable height and can be used by people between the ages of 16 to 45. This design definitely offers a lot of comfort compared to the ordinary crutches.
The innovatory, short time use S_UPPORT is made from nano-nylon, a material which can be recycled many times without losing its strength. These crutches are very different from the conventional metal crutches in both design and comfort. These crutches with their modular design can be used in different body scales and scenarios; and at the same time are easy to manufacture and customize for individual needs.
The Comodo Crutch is designed by Denise Kim Wy to give that extra convenience to the user in difficult situations. The Comodo Crutch, otherwise used as a normal crutch, can be converted into a chair to sit on in less than a minute. It is made of nano-nylon, aluminum, and rubber. Another important advantage of this crutch is the inbuilt flash bulb which can really aid someone walking in the dark. It is overall a very thoughtful and innovative design.
Folding Crutches with Carry Bag
These crutches are made of a very lightweight but strong anodized aluminum frame. An easy push button is to be pressed to adjust the height. A padded travel back is included in the set. The crutch can be folded and easily packed in the bag with the long carrying handle.
OPO Folding Crutch
The OPO Folding Crutch is made of two components joined by elastic. This makes it very easy to remove and assemble in seconds. It can be used both as a normal elbow crutch and an all-round elbow crutch. The Ergonomic soft grip makes it non-slippery and even more comfortable. The strong crutch can take a maximum weight of 130 kg.
Quickstep folding crutch
The Quickstep folding crutch comes with an anatomic grip. The max weight it can take is about 120 kg with a height of 67cm when folded. The user is just required to set his/her required height just once, from the next time all that has to be done is expand and this foldable product is ready to be used.