Improve Your Recovery and Reduce Risk of Complications

The only accurate weight-bearing monitoring system
through the entire rehabilitation process

60sec

Step with confidence

Your weight-bearing rehabilitation program is prescribed by your doctor. Monitor your crutch walking and alert you when too much, or too little, weight is placed on your injured leg.
 
Every step matters in your recovery. Make sure it’s in the right direction!

Smart Crutch Tips

weight-bearing service

 

Patient benefits

Keeping to your WB program, you recover faster

Real-time notifications prevent overloading of the leg

No need for frequent returning visits

Keeping to your WB program, you recover faster

No need for frequent returning visits

Real-time notifications prevent overloading of the leg

How Smart Crutch Tip Devices Work

Patient adheres to WB program using feedback cues from tips and app. Data is sent to doctor’s phone and PC

Doctor sets weight bearing (WB) program for duration of patient’s recovery

Patient adjusts the load on injured leg according to doctor’s instructions

Doctor monitors how the patient loads the injured leg, addresses patient concerns, and adapts program to patient’s needs

Patient adheres to WB program using feedback cues from tips and app. Data is sent to doctor’s phone and PC

Patient adjusts the load on injured leg according to doctor’s instructions

Doctor sets weight bearing (WB) program for duration of patient’s recovery

Doctor monitors how the patient loads the injured leg, addresses patient concerns, and adapts program to patient’s needs

Testimonials & Quotes

Doctor’s Opinion

Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Chief of Trauma Division in NYU Langone Health
23+ Yrs Experience

“It gives them immediate feedback and teaches them had to weight bear properly and follow up the follows a program that I prescribed gives me feedback”

CSU Prof. & Assoc. Director Physical Therapy

“It gives everybody an opportunity to just have some more feedback”

Maastricht University Medical Center, the Netherlands. Does research in Surgery and Traumatology. Current project – ‘Permissive weight bearing’

“With the feedback patients gets from the Crutches, they will back to walk 8 weeks sooner”

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Regional Director
Moriarty Physical Therapy

“The biggest issue for me is that people aren’t listening, so it’s an issue of not enough pressure or too much pressure. With teenagers it’s a little bit less of «too much», it’s a matter of putting enough weight to it, so I can track it. I can see their percent, so when they come I can say: «Hey, you are not doing enough. You’ve make a thousand steps the first week and week 2 you kinda fall off. You have to stop your game up and get more compliance to put more pressure or ask them not to put too much pressure”

PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW, SFMA, TPI, Clinical Director Professional Care Physical Therapy

“The issue arise is that one the patient foot is out of the scale, really there is no other way to tell how much weight they are actually putting. There is no objective medical founded”

Patient Testimonials

During Rehabilitation

Patients have difficulty replicating new weight-bearing status restrictions

• Patients tend to load the injured leg 2 times more than required
• 80% of patients are afraid to step
on their feet after surgery and delay a timely rehabilitation
• Patients have difficulty replicating new weight-bearing status restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why a device on crutches and not in the shoe?

The idea of attaching Smart Tips to crutches was tested with real patients, and unlike insoles, Smart Crutch Tips are:
1. Always with the patient, even at night, when the patient is barefoot
2. More durable – 2 years of use
3. Available to consumers of any age and shoe size
4. More affordable to implement
5. Fit the reusable model

How is weight-bearing measured?

When walking on crutches, there is a moment during which the healthy leg is completed lifted off the ground and the entire load is distributed between the crutches and the injured leg.
We can determine how much load is placed on the injured limb by subtracting the amount of weight on the crutches from the patient’s body weight. For example: if a patient’s weight is 80 kg and during a step he transferred 60 kg to crutches, then 20kg of pressure was exerted on the injured limb.

How accurate is the data collected from the smart crutch device?

The error of weight sensors is less than 100 grams. We have calculated everything for safe use and a speedy recovery

What are the minimum and maximum weight-bearing thresholds?

The amount of initial weight bearing can be set from 0% NWB to 50% PWB. The upper threshold for graduated WBAT is 80%.

Smart Crutch Tips can be used with what pathologies and injuries?

The Smart Crutch Tips device can be used by patients recovering from nonsurgical and surgical treatments for hip, thigh, knee, shin, ankle, and foot injuries and pathologies

Are Smart Crutch Tips compatible with canes?

Yes! A patient can begin their gait rehabilitation on crutches and progress to a cane for quality gait progression