The only accurate weight-bearing monitoring system through the entire rehabilitation process
With controlled partial weight-bearing and expedite recovery up to 8 weeks
Keeping to your WB program, you recover faster
Real-time notifications prevent overloading of the leg
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
Orthopedic Trauma SurgeryChief of Trauma Division in NYU Langone Health23+ 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 DirectorMoriarty 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”
• 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
The idea of attaching Smart Tips to crutches was tested with real patients, and unlike insoles, Smart Crutch Tips are:– Always with the patient, even at night, when the patient is barefoot– More durable – 3 years of use– Available to consumers of any age and shoe size– More affordable to implement– Fit the reusable model
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.
The accuracy of Smart Crutch Tips is 98,5%.
The amount of initial weight bearing can be set from 0% NWB to 50% PWB. The upper threshold for graduated WBAT is 80%.
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
Yes, Canes with diameters from 17 to 30mm. A patients can begin their gait rehabilitation on crutches and switch to a cane for quality gait progression.
No, it doesn’t need FDA approval. It’s Medical Device class II, 501 (k) Exempt. It’s FDA registered and has all necessary regulatory approvals for official sales in the US market.
Yes, it’s covered by insurance. The device usage itself doesn’t cover due to new technology on the market. However, the doctors work is covered. So they can get additional money for device setup and biofeedback patient training and remote Patient monitoring.
– Yes. We change the devices if anything happens during patient usage.– Warranty for hospitals – 1 year.– However, we can provide an expanded warranty for hospitals for up to 3 years.
Yes, it has protection from dust and water – IP 54. It can be used while rain or snow and operates in temperatures: from 5F to 86F.
Weight-bearing tracking service to control the load on the injured leg during rehabilitation
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