IIT-D alumni students have created the world’s first automotive crutches which can stand their own. The product is expected to be available in the market by the end of August. These crutches can be used in any terrain unlike any crutches, said the IITians.
Arvind SA, the co-founder of Flexmotiv said, “It is the world’s first self-standing axillary crutch. At an initial stage of using the crutch, there is always a requirement of support, but Flexmotiv is designed in a way that can be used without taking any support.”
“The traditional crutches have a rubber toe at the end, which makes very difficult for the users to move it in the muddy field, or the snow trapped terrain as there is a possibility of the crutch to get stuck in the mud or getting slipped in the snow terrain. But the Flexmotiv is designed in the shape of a leg and the end part of the crutch has the shape of toe and heel,” said Arvind.
“The device is designed in a way that it improves the surface adaptability thus reducing the jarring forces from 5 to 10 percent while walking and improves the user performance by 10 to 20 percent,” he adds.
It is expected to be available on all E-commerce platforms at INR 2,999. The crutch took two years to develop and it was the accident of a friend that pushed the team to develop ‘Flexmotiv’.