Updated on February 21, 2024

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Created on October 1, 2020

FlexMo Crutch

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Flexmo is a walking aid for the elderly and people suffering with locomotor disability.

Developed By
  1. Flexmo
Tested By
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

Flexmo is a walking aid for the elderly and people suffering from a locomotor disability. It enables people to walk on a wet surface or snow, rocks without pain.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$107.00

Market Suggested Retail Price (Secondary Currency)

93.70

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is distributed by Flexmo and available at Flexmo's website.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Unknown

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

This product is available at Flexmo website.

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2020, over 1,000 units have been distributed.

Height (cm)

Unknown

User height (cm)

Any

Weight (kg)

1.3 kg

Weight capacity (kg)

120 kg

Target population

Visually impaired

Power Supply Type

No power

Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)

N

Design Specifications

The ergonomically designed grip provides a natural wrist angle and loads the entire palm. Design specifications include:

  • Size (Height of a person) : M (142 cm – 178 cm), L (178 cm  – 193 cm)
  • Weight : M (40-80kg), H (80-120kg)
  • Color BLACK, BLUE
  • Weight of 1 Unit: 1.3 kg
  • Plastic Handle: High-performance ABS plastic. Ergonomic handle with comfortable foam grip.
  • Armpit Support: Indian Rhino inspired stylish armpit support with comfortable foam cushion.
  • Flextip: Foot inspired Tip specifically made of high strength steel for high performance and durability. Military-grade rubber makes it slip-resistant and durable.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

5 - 10 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specified performance targets include: lightweight, durable, portable, and convenience.

Vetted Performance Status

Results of testing performed by third-party organizations are not available for the public.

Safety

No known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

Balakrishnan, M., Paul, K., Garg, A., Paul, R., Mehra, D., Singh, V., Rao, P.V.M., Goel, V., Chatterjee, D. and Manocha, D., 2007, Cane Mounted Knee-Above Obstacle Detection and Warning System for the Visually Impaired, Proceedings of the IDETC/CIE, Las Vegas, NV, September 4-7, 2007, ASME Paper No. DETC2007-35238, pp. 143-151.

Chitranshi, G. and Yadav, R.K., 2014, Assistive Aids for the Disabled: Past, Present and Future, Confluence The Next Generation Information Technology Summit (Confluence), 2014 5th International Conference, Noida, India, Sept 25-26, 2014.

Graafmans, W., Lips, P., Wijlhuizen, G., et al., 2003, Daily physical activity and the use of a walking aid in relation to falls in elderly people in a residential care setting, Z Gerontol Geriat, 36, pp. 23–28.

Compliance with regulations

None

Evaluation methods

None

Other Information

None

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