A Brilliant Device That Completely Reinvents Crutches

Modern crutches are still less than a century old, and dozens of designers have taken a stab at improving them. But while most attempts are variations on a familiar theme, one entry to James Dyson Foundation's annual Dyson Award proposes a solution that improves on even the best recent alternatives. » 8/20/14 12:35pm 8/20/14 12:35pm

Crutch Chair Design Transforms for Impromptu Sitting

Ever broken a leg? Know how much hassle it is to stumble around in crutches? Designer Yong-Rok Kim's Crutch Chair is intended to be a partial solution to the problem of knackering yourself out when walking like this. The two halves of his design snap together to form a neat seat-like thing so you can take the weight… » 4/04/08 7:18am 4/04/08 7:18am

QED Crutches: Look Good Even When You Feel Bad

Great colors, these crutches. They make a change from the usual scratched steel pair with a tatty sticking plaster running up the side with "Weemawee General Infirmary" scrawled on it in biro. These are from German design firm qed*, who like to make everyday life "more pleasurable and sensible" - hmmm. The only… » 4/26/07 5:35am 4/26/07 5:35am