If you've ever used crutches, you know that they can be awful tools that slowly torture you the longer you use them. Thankfully, Mobility Designed realized our long international nightmare and decided to do something about it. The company has designed a crutch from scratch that removes the pressure from underarms and forearms, the traditional load-bearing areas for crutches, and shifts support to the elbows
The shift to elbow support and moveable handles on the M+D Crutch allows users to use their hands without dropping the crutches. It also features improved shock absorbers on its interchangeable feet, and straps to keep your elbows in place. While the M+D Crutch looks like a dramatic improvement over the status quo, it's going to take some time for it to replace axillary and forearm crutches, which have been around since the early 1900s. The company says production of the new crutch will begin soon.