SideStix Crutches Designed for More Than Just WalkingBy Coxworth, Ben; Gizmag,
Publication Date: November 21, 2011
Article features crutches designed for athletes with lower limb disabilities. Designed by an avid athlete who had one leg amputated following an accident, SideStix forearm crutches feature an internal shock absorber, arm cuffs that are padded to prevent chafing, and ergonomically designed hand grips. The angles incorporated into the design of the crutches put the arms and wrists in a neutral position. SideStix also include rotating, articulating feet which remain flat against the ground throughout an entire stride or when gripping a slanted surface, a feature used to reduce torque in the user’s shoulder joints. Several interchangeable foot types are available for specific activities, including snowshoe and sandshoe feet which spread the user’s weight more evenly on soft surfaces and ice pick feet featuring a stainless steel spike in the middle surrounded by a rubber sole. The SideStix Discovery model is made of aluminum, while the Boundless PRO is constructed partially from carbon fiber.
Assistive Products Discussed: SIDESTIX DISCOVERY FOREARM CRUTCHES
SIDESTIX BOUNDLESS FOREARM CRUTCHES
SIDESTIX DISCOVERY PRO FOREARM CRUTCHES
SIDESTIX BOUNDLESS PRO FOREARM CRUTCHES
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