Smart Crutches Review by someone who wears Afos

The Crutches That Are Truly Smart!

Hi, my name is Cori. Let me tell you about smartCRUTCH.  To begin,  I am 19 years old.  I have a movement disorder that affects my legs.  This makes walking difficult at times. Anyone who has spent more than a day using conventional crutches realizes they are a pain.  In every definition of the word, they are a pain. Last year, however, I discovered a pair of crutches called smartCRUTCH.  They are definitely a game changer!

These crutches are not like any others that I have used or seen. The unique design allows you to use your weight over your forearm.  This eliminates the pressure (and therefore the pain and strain) on your hands, wrists and armpits. These crutches are lightweight and adjustable in their height and forearm angle. The forearm angle ranges from 15-90 degrees.  They can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. The other cool thing about smartCRUTCH is that they come in eleven different colors.  They’re even available in junior and adult sizes. I am 5’0 tall.  So I ordered the junior size in my favorite color.  Pink, of course!

Smart Crutches Review by someone who wears Afos

Unlike traditional crutches that rub and cause pain under your armpits, the smartCRUTCH have forearm pads made out of memory foam.  So, it makes it very comfortable. There is no rubbing and no pain. The crutches are very reasonable. The junior size crutches are $105.00 while the adult ones range from $89-$140. You can also just buy one crutch if you do not need a pair.

These crutches have truly made getting around easier. They are so comfortable, stylish and a great price! When I go shopping, I can hang clothes and shopping bags on the hand grips and still use the crutches. I cannot do this with other crutches.  Because I do not have to hold onto the crutches with my whole arm to move, my hands are freer. They make balancing easier as well. I go to a university in a very snowy and windy part of the country. Although traditional crutches make it more dangerous to walk, the smartCRUTCH actually help me to maintain my balance, even in the inclement weather

Smart Crutches Review by someone who wears Afos

I am not affiliated with this company in any way, but feel that those of us that benefit from assistive devices, should share anything we find that makes us more functional and/or our lives easier. For me, these certainly are just that.

Puurfect Opener

The PurrFect Gripper Jar and Bottle Opener is pretty cool and all in one tool for anyone with grasping, upper extremity disabilities, or arthritis. It features a cat-shaped head at one end and is designed to fit around the twist top of water or soda bottles to aid in opening them. The body end of this cat-shaped opener is flexible and designed to fit around jar lids of all sizes. Other features include a serrated packaging cutter between the cat’s ears, and a built-in magnet that holds it on the refrigerator.

Hands Free Faucet Adapter

This adapter turns any kitchen or bathroom faucet into a hands-free faucet. The unit features a built-in infrared sensor that automatically turns the water on when hand movement is detected in front of the fixture. The water stays on only as long as the sensor is activated, eliminating unattended running water. This adapter fits all standard faucets and installs without the need for a plumber.

SLICE IT YOUR WAY

This box cutter is awesome and safe to use! The finger friendly and ergonomic handle is shaped perfectly for people with tremors and fine motor challenges.

Microwave Grips

These Microwave Grips, are actually designed for people with disabilities. They will help someone with limited hand strength to securely transfer hot or warm dishes from the microwave to the kitchen counter, kitchen table, or to a serving tray, etc. Made of heat resistant silicone. Raised ridges and bumps are designed to give the user a secure, comfortable hold.

Disability hack for carrying hot beverages

The Spill Not Cup Carrier

This is the coolest device. You can literally fill a hot coffee up to the rim, go up & down stairs; swing the carrier back & forth, and the cup doesn’t budge from the center of this spill not cup carrier. It never occured to me to get a no spill cup but now that I do, I love having clean, no coffee stained carpets.