Freedom Leg: Look ma, no hands!

Crutches perform the necessary function of taking the weight off of a lame leg, but beyond that they're very inconvenient - they occupy both hands, cause mild armpit burns, and take up space both during use and, well, at all other times. Freedom Leg asks why you should involve the arms at all - why not just use the same leg farther up, where it's not injured? The result is a kind of temporary prosthesis that looks much more convenient than normal crutches - I only hope it's a little more comfortable than it looks. Check the site for a video of it in action - it's definitely impressive! If I break a leg, I know what I'm going for...
[via Gizmodo]

2 comments:

Ross said...

One of those would have been handy during my knee surgery days. Crutches got to be a bit old.

tom.schwab said...

I've personally tried the Freedom Leg and was impressed by how helpful it was and how easy it was to learn. As the largest distributor of crutch alternatives, we are very excited to soon be one of the first to offer this solution. Tom Schwab www.GoodbyeCrutches.com