Innovative models to locally produce mobility aids in low resource settings

Sheffield researcher

Professor Luc de Witte

About the project

We have developed a new way of producing basic mobility aids such as walking sticks, crutches and walker frames.

With this new solution people can assemble such aids locally in a very short time, using standardised elements.

This project is a collaboration with the AMRC, a design company in India and a local rehabilitation in Bangalore, India. Valdis Krumins from the AMRC has worked on the design of this new concept.

Currently it is being evaluated in a field trial in India.