iWALK in the Media

Media Coverage and User Reviews

Very positive article in WDIV’s Click on Detroit, Dr Frank McGeorge reviewing the iWALK 2.0.

An interesting article in Plastics Today about the design and manufacture of the iWALK 2.0.

A very good article in The Daily Express about the rally driver Matthew Wilson, who used an iWALKFree to help his recovery from a broken ankle.

This article in Orthopaedic and Trauma Times was written by orthopaedic practitioner Dave Parker, who has had to use an iWALKFree himself recently.

Ski and Board magazine, the magazine for members of the Ski Club of Great Britain, carried a nice write-up in the December 2011 issue.


The Mail on Sunday did a comparison of crutch alternatives.

The Mail on Sunday Review

   

“For those in good health but who cannot use their leg due to injury, this crutch eliminates the need to hold on to handles at all.”


Association of Orthopaedic Practitioners’ Journal ran a great article on the iWALKFree in May 2011.

“Instead of complaining about the products available, Jerry sought out an alternative and then decided to bring it to market.” – Exerpt from an article in Streetwise Bulletin

I Feel Your Pain, Becks – Chef Simon Rimmer tells the Manchester Evening News how the iWALKFree allowed him to continue his television appearances, despite a ruptured Achilles Tendon – Manchester Evening News, 18 March 2010.

Device Allows Injured Legs to Stay ActiveVail Daily News.

A Better Way of WalkingReader’s Digest.

A Leg UpNational Post

iWALKFree… the Hands-Free Crutch wins Best New Product Award at Medtrade 2000.

Hands Free Crutch a HitToronto Global TV.


Humanitarian Applications

In addition to its value as a generally available medical device, the iWALKFree and iWALK 2.0 also show great potential in aiding victims of landmines during their recovery period. The distinguished Major General Lewis W. MacKenzie, MSC. CD, (ret’d) – a Director of CANADALEG INC. – is actively assisting in these international efforts.

The potential humanitarian applications of iWALKFree are in fact so apparent that numerous aid organizations, including the Rotary International, have expressed interest in conducting field tests in developing countries. The Canadian Consulate General and Industry, Science, and Technology Canada sponsored a delegation to the International AID & TRADE Conference and Exhibition in New York, May 31-June 1, 2000, and invited CANADALEG INC. to participate. The event was produced in association with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

“I have done some 44 two-week camps [for amputees] in some 22 developing countries in the world… I could see our patients leaving on a hands-free walking aid… I was most impressed …”

Jim James, President, The Artificial Limb Society of Ontario