Walking poles

Project  / Project number: 03/617 2005  /  Status:


The challenge

Walking polesThe client enjoys an outdoor lifestyle. Problems with her ankle mean she needs to use walking poles when walking on rough ground. She has difficulty holding these due to weak, unstable wrists. The poles supplied by the hospital are too heavy and cumbersome to use for long periods and she wanted poles that did not look like NHS crutches.

Lightweight poles, (based on walking poles available commercially) were designed and manufactured by two students from the Art & Design Department of the College of York St John in conjunction with the Remap panel. This was their degree project.

The client can now enjoy her fell walking again and walk for a longer period of time now that the poles are lighter.