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Need for design overhaul of the age-old crutches.

Mumbai, India
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Crutches, in one form or another, have been used for 5000 years. From fallen tree branches used to assist balance and ambulation, they have evolved into their present configurations of underarm and forearm crutches. The materials have changed, but the overall design is largely the same. Crutches are commonly prescribed to enable functional mobility for individuals with walking impairments. These users generally fit into two categories: Short-term users who rely on crutches to lessen the weight p...

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