I hope I’ll never need to use any crutches, but if I ever do, I’ll probably settle for a pair of these. I’ve shown them around to a few people, and each one of them who tried walking with the regular crutches, agreed that Mobilegs Crutches are superior in design. I found them while reading “design is everybody’s business“.
2. Purposeful – We design to solve a problem.
When one of Herman Miller’s designers, Jeff Weber, broke his foot, he realized how awfully-designed crutches were. Not just uncomfortable, they can damage nerves, arteries, and tissue, and it’s easy to slip and cause more pain or more injury. So he went about designing a better crutch (Mobilegs). This is a perfect example of the purposefulness that informs the company’s designs.