Flexmo is a walking aid for the elderly and people suffering with locomotor disability.
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.
This product is distributed by Flexmo and available at Flexmo’s website.
Premium Axillary Crutch : 46.8 USD (3499 INR)
Ultra Axillary Crutch : 93.7 USD (6999 INR)
Composite Crutch : 107.1 USD (7999 INR)
Commercialized walking crutch like Careco and wheelchairs.
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Elderly and people suffering with locomotor disability.
This product is available at Flexmo website.
As of 2020, over 1,000 units have been distributed.
activity level, age range, type of disability (eg visually impaired)
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.
Provided by the manufacturer.
5 – 10 years
Designer specified performance targets include: lightweight, durable, portable, and convenience.
Results of testing performed by third-party organizations are not available for the public.
Testing is performed by AIIMS Delhi, International Committee for Red Cross – Delhi, Jaipur Foot Organization, Freedom Foundation Chennai, VYOM- Baroda, Govt. Rehabilitation Hospital- Chennai, and Mobility India. Interview with manufacturer
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
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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.
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