In the last four weeks I made an underarm crutch which is shock-absorbing due to its structur optimized shape.
The ash veneer gives additional flexibility. The angled handle avoids a wrist malalignment.
I chose a design wich differs from the hospital atmosphere to give the carrier a positiv feeling.
After the graphically design prozess I testet 1:1 mockups for ergonomics and function.
I choose moulded wood to get a suspension through the structure without using steel springs.
By steaming, the veneer could be bend in the right shape and afterwards it could be glued together.
The 3d-printed softgrip fits your hand perfectly due to its flexible material.
In a next step I want to print a foot, existing of the same “rubber-like” material to ensure a secure foothold and a padding for the shoulder area.