|iWALKFree High Performance Rehabilitation Device - Hands-free Crutch
|The first of its kind in the world, iWALKFree is a revolutionary hands-free crutch designed to meet the mobility needs of people with non-weight bearing lower leg injuries iWalkFree is a potent alternative to traditional crutches, allowing its users: Self-Sufficiency through the full use of their arms and hands
The opportunity to take an active part in their lives and their rehabilitation The device supports the knee and upper leg using a universal, ambidextrous fastening system that allows for almost any adjustment for user height and leg size
iWALK2.0 Hands Free crutch is comfortable, sturdy, proven and allows users to enjoy hands-free, pain-free mobility throughout their recovery. It allows them to resume their daily routine. Common tasks that are impossible with crutches or knee scooters, things such as pushing a shopping cart, mowing the lawn, carrying a glass of water, etc. are easy and pain-free using the iWALK2.0.
Why would you use ARM crutches when a LEG crutch would work so much better?
The iWALK2.0 is a revolutionary hands free crutch that ends the pain and inconvenience of conventional crutches. iWALK2.0 is the next evolution from the original iWALKFree and is packed with new features that make it easy to learn and use. It allows people with lower leg non-weight bearing injuries to lead functional, hands free, pain free lives during their rehabilitation.
Safe, stable, economical and easy to learn and use, the iWALK2.0 is a potent alternative to traditional crutches and knee scooters. It provides self sufficiency and ends the pain and inefficiency of conventional crutches and knee scooters.
iWALK2.0 is a clinically proven FDA and CE registered Class 1 Medical Device
The all new iWALK2.0 is the product of 10 years of experience and engineering expertise.
It adjusts quickly and tool-free for user heights from 410 to 66. It can change for left or right leg use in seconds without tools.
Takes seconds to put on or take off. Learning is easy - walk confidently in only minutes easy and comfortable to use.
Navigate stairs and tight spaces in comfort and ease, hands free something you cannot do with crutches or knee scooters.
Constructed of UV resistant and hypoallergenic materials
- Reduced atrophy
- Partial elevation of the injured limb
- Eliminates axillary nerve damage or carpal tunnel associated with conventional crutches
- Improved mobility
- Functional recovery
- Ability to function in day to day activities
- Ability to go up or down stairs
- Ability to return to work
Works Best For:
- You have average strength and balance
- You could walk without limitations prior to your injury or condition
- Your uninjured leg does not have any mobility limitations (example arthritic knee)
- Your injury or condition is below the knee
- You can kneel on a stool or chair for one minute without pain or discomfort
- Your injured leg can bend 90 degrees at the knee
- You are motivated to have a hands free, pain free rehabilition
- You are between 410 and 66 tall
- You weigh 275 pounds or less
NOT to be used by:
- Those with mobility limitations prior to their injury
- Those with impaired strength or balance
- Those with limited proprioception in their lower extremities
- Age limits Its difficult to put an age limit on the iWALK2.0 because physical condition varies from individual to individual especially in the elderly. iWALK2.0 has been used successfully by users in their 70s and beyond. You do not need to be an elite athlete to use the iWALK2.0- you need only average strength and balance. Personal assessment and sound judgement are your best tools to determine if an elderly candidate will succeed on the iWALK2.0
- Hands free, pain free mobility
- Self-sufficiency through use of their hands
- The ability to lead functional lives again
- End the under-arm, hand and wrist pain from conventional crutches
- Efficiency of walking due to using their legs for support instead of their hands and arms
- Ability to navigate stairs with ease and safety
- Heightened well-being due to retaining an active, productive lifestyle
- One size easily adjusts for user heights from 410 to 66 without tools
- Adapts for left or right leg in seconds without tools
- Ergonomically lateral offset foot design is self-stabilizing and provides safety and confidence
- Replaceable treads provide traction and safety
- Change height in seconds for using shoes with different height
- Easily accommodates all leg types including valgus (knock kneed) and varus (bow legged)
- Easy to adjust comfortable straps
- Assembly is quick, easy and tool free
- Breaks down in seconds for easy storage or transport
- No latex - hypoallergenic materials
- Weight Capacity: 275 lbs.
- Product Dimensions: 16.75 x 8.0 x 5.5
- Weight: 4.5 lbs.
- User Height: 410" to 6 6"
- Warranty: 1 Year
|iWALKFree High Performance Rehabilitation Device - Hands-free Crutch
The first of its kind in the world, iWALKFree is a revolutionary hands-free
crutch designed to meet the mobility needs of people with non-weight
bearing lower leg injuries.
iWalkFree is a potent alternative to traditional crutches, allowing its
- Self-Sufficiency through the full use of their arms and hands
- The opportunity to take an active part in their lives and their rehabilitation
The device supports the knee and upper leg using a universal, ambidextrous
fastening system that allows for almost any adjustment for user height
and leg size
It's comfortable, easy to put on, take off, and adjust. And takes little
time to get used to
iWALKFree delivers to its users a remarkable level of mobility
Injuries, trauma, and circulation issues of the lower leg, ankle, or foot are
typically managed through the use of forearm, underarm or platform crutches,
canes, or wheelchairs.
While these devices allow users some mobility, they all engage the arms & hands,
further handicapping the user.
Playing with the kids, getting up and down stairs, exercising, using the
phone, going shopping… Now, with iWALKFree, you don't have
to miss out on any of your daily activities.
Hands-Free Crutch continues to be the subject of positive medical assessments
and clinical study, particularly under the auspice of the Sunnybrook
and Women's College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada.
The medical benefits to users include:
- improved mobility
- improved motor function
- improved personal esteem through management of daily affairs
- improved prospects for coping and well-being
- potential for reduction in muscle atrophy & muscle strength
- potential for decrease in loss of bone density
- potential for shortened rehabilitation time
- improved ability to exercise
- improved personal safety
iWALKFree Hands Free Crutch Specifications:
iWALKFree is constructed of UV-resistant and hypoallergenic materials, and comprised of 4 simple parts:
- Height: 35"
- Knee Rest Height: Adjustable
- Adjustable Circumference of Thigh strap: 20" - 27"
- Adjustable Circumference of Knee strap: 16" - 27"
- Adjustable Circumference of Calf strap: 0 " - 21"
- Weight Capacity: 300 lbs.
- One stable beam with tread
- One supportive locking tray with strap
- Two comfortable padded straps with integral cam clips
The story is familiar. A bad fall. Broken bones. Surgery. Then a slow
recovery period, during which the individual can only move around with
the aid of crutches, handicapping any useful activity.
Not for Lance Matthews. In November of 97, after sustaining a bad fall, Matthews
set out to invent a device that would replace his crutches and restore his self-sufficiency.
The first unit was constructed from wood. It proved so practical that Matthews
was able to go on holiday as planned and indulge in long walks.
The doctors and orthopaedic technologists at Toronto's Sunnybrook and Women's
College Health Sciences Centre, one of the leading orthopaedic research facilities
in North America, were so impressed that they understood an immediate trial of
the device should ensue, and recommended patent protection. With manufacturing
advice from a colleague, Matthews embarked on a new phase of development.
Early prototype work was refined with the assistance of a variety of professional
advisors, all of whom shared in a determination to offer crutch and cane users
a dramatic improvement in their personal mobility.
In a letter dated July 30, 1999, the Canadian Minister of Health indicated that iWALKFree was
a Class 1 medical device and that its design "appears innovative … and
will provide an important treatment option for victims of land mines and others
for which [sic] a hands free crutch is appropriate."
The product has received a Medical Device Establishment Licence (769) from Health
Canada's Therapeutic Products Programme.
On the basis of early positive clinical and personal reviews, iWALKFree is
being commercially developed by CANADALEG INC., an authorized Canadian firm headquartered
in Mississauga, Ontario.
Hands-Free Crutch has been designed to be comfortable, lightweight, and
compact. It is easy to assemble and fully adjustable to meet the needs
of adults and young people of varying height. It is strongly recommended
that the device be adjusted by an accredited physiotherapist or orthopaedic
technologist prior to its initial use.
constructed of UV-resistant and hypoallergenic materials, and comprised of 4
- one stable beam with tread one supportive locking tray with strap
comfortable padded straps with integral cam clips
To assemble and fit iWALKFree:
Trim the beam to equal the inseam measurement
- with the user seated with leg bent at a 90-degree angle, measure the
distance from the back of knee to the ground of the unaffected limb.
This determines the height for the top of the tray
to attach the tray, unlock the front cam clip; disengage locking pin; slide tray
onto the beam; lock pins; lock cam clip at the front of the tray
to attach the straps*, unlock cam clip of lower strap; slide onto beam just above
knee; lock cam clip; repeat with upper strap; slide onto beam just below groin;
lock cam clip
- install beam cap
*all straps can be flipped for right or left-handed use
To Check for Proper Fit:
When walking with iWALKFree, you should be able to swing your leg freely
front to back without catching it on the ground. If you can't move it freely,
then iWALKFree is too long, and needs to be readjusted
- place knee of affected leg on tray; fasten tray strap to a snug, comfortable
fit fasten lower strap to a snug, comfortable fit around leg just above
- fasten upper strap to a snug, comfortable fit around leg just below
Walking with iWALKFree:
- use either a handrail or parallel bars while becoming accustomed to
the device maintain a wide stance with legs apart while walking
- maintain an erect posture and watch where you are going