iWalk 2.0 from iWalkfree is an ingenious solution for below knee amputees who are motivated to stay mobile. Maybe your Prosthetist needed to keep your prosthesis for servicing or you are awaiting your first leg. Regardless, walking with crutches can be painful on your wrists and underneath your arm. Start iWalking hands free and comfortably by evenly distributing your weight through your knee and shin areas for extended periods.
Secures onto your leg using only 3 straps. And once you adjust these straps your strap settings are saved. It typically takes 15-30 minutes to get the hang of it before you’re hands free. If you feel the need to use your hand, you can easily and comfortably grab the handle in the front along the thigh area.
Rule of Thumb - If you can ascend or descend stairs, and you do not REQUIRE the hand rail for support or balance, then you absolutely have the physical capabilities to use the iWALK2.0.
iWALK2.0 is not suited for you if:
- You do not have average strength or balance
- You cannot bend your injured leg 90 degrees
- Your injury is to the knee or above the knee
- You had mobility limitations prior to your injury
- You have use limitations in your uninjured leg
- You are not motivated to use the iWALK2.0
- You are not willing to follow our instructions on learning to use iWALK2.0 initially
- You have proprioception impairment, i.e. diabetic neuropathy
- You are under 4'10" or taller than 6'6"
- You weigh over 275 lbs.
IWALK2.0 will work great for you if:
- You are motivated to use the iWALK2.0
- You are willing to follow our instructions on learning to use the iWALK2.0 initially
- You are between 4'10" and 6'6" tall
- You weigh 275 pounds or less
- You can bend your injured leg 90 degrees at the knee
Age Limits - There are none! But physical condition varies from individual to individual - especially in the elderly. iWALK2.0 has been used successfully by users in their 70's and beyond. If age is a concern, before you purchase, read all of the qualifications above to determine if iWALK2.0 will work for you. Personal assesment and sound judgement are your best tools to determine if an elderly candidate will succeed on the iWALK 2.0.
Diabetic foot ulcer conditions are often accompanied by bi-lateral Neuropathy, or damage to the peripheral nerves in the feet. This can cause numbness and reduced proprioception, making basic balance difficult. If you have difficulty balancing on your non-affected limb, then you probably will not succeed with the iWALK2.0. Try this- if, in addition to the other qualifications described above, you can stand unassisted on only your unaffected foot for 30 seconds, then you may be capable of using the iWALK2.0. In cases of Neuropathy, iWalk Free always recommends you check with your physician or therapist prior to using the iWALK2.0.