I wrote this article a while back now but never got around to posting it. If you have a non-weight bearing injury below the knee, the iWalk might be just the tool you need to regain some amount of freedom and mobility.
I’ve been literally hopping around on a single foot now for the past 45 days. I’ve tried crutches, I’ve tried the kneeling scooter and I’ve tried the iWalk 2.0, the peg leg as my family likes to call it. And I was surprised to find myself more and more relying on the iWalk to get around. The crutches are fine for back and forth to the bathroom but for anything else they are a pain. The kneeling scooter was great for the malls and parking lots but it was a no going getting up and down stairs and because of my size and high center of gravity it left me prone to possibly wrecking on a pebble or rough surfaces.
I find it really easy to either climb or descend stairs with the iWalk, even walking down the stairs backwards (peg leg first). With crutches I felt like I was taking my life into my own hands every time I had navigate stairs and I was one small mistake from heading down the stairs face first.
Having my hands free is another big benefit of the iWalk 2.0, now I can carry things. You’d be surprising how frustrating it was trying to carry/transport a glass of water back to the couch with crutches.
I’ve found a measure of freedom from using the iWalk 2.0. If you are going to be limited to a single foot for a lengthy period of time it might be worth your time to look at the iWalk 2.0.