The true benefit of this system is its dynamic nature and functional application in real life. The patient always has the crutches with him, always receives WB feedback, thus is constantly improving compliance to the prescribed WB status. This decreases the risk of complications and improves the rate of recovery.
Presently the Smart Crutch Tip technology rises above the downsides of the dual- scale method and the force platform. The Crutch tips are dynamic, functional, and constantly providing feedback to the patient. At this moment, the downside of the Smart Crutch Tips system has yet to be identified. The Smart Crutch Tips and Apps are a reliable and valid way to maintain proper weight-bearing during crutch walking.
No matter what method is used to teach proper weight-bearing after an injury or surgery, the matter stands that it is a necessary task requiring the patient to have patience, diligence, and awareness of the body.