The Hands-Free Swingo Walking Aid is Helpful and Convenient

 - Feb 22, 2012
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Helpful and convenient, the Swingo Walking Aid is a hands-free alternative to traditional crutches and walking sticks. Inspired by prosthetics, this walking aid offers injured people a spare leg, so to speak. It securely attaches to the mid thigh and knee of the damaged limb, bending the lower portion out of the way so that the individual is forced to move around on the 'spare leg.'

Conceived by Singapore-based design student Yonathan Halim, the Swingo Walking Aid ensures that no weight is put on the injured ankle, shin, toe or foot while allowing the person to walk as normally as possible. It also helps maintain the muscle tone of the thigh and hips, which is often compromised in such situations.