British success story Flexyfoot has once again been recognised as one of the most innovative products in the mobility market today, one offering significant quality of life improvement for people reliant on walking aids.
Flexyfoot beat some stiff opposition to be ranked number two in the prestigious British Healthcare Trades Association’s Independent Living Design Awards.
Shock-absorbing, anti-slip Flexyfoot is designed to replace the old fashioned ferrule (or rubber tip) on crutches and walking sticks and revolutionise walking for the injured or infirm. The awards, now in their 15th year, celebrate the very best healthcare and assistive technology products in the UK, enabling elderly and disabled people to lead an independent life.
Flexyfoot is the brainchild of product designer David Goodwin, who was inspired to invent it by his family. Both his sister, who has MS, and his 95 year old mother complained to him about the difficulties and discomfort of using their walking sticks. They also found the rubber feet wore down much too quickly and were difficult to change.
Goodwin collected his award from Angela Rippon OBE, who was particularly inspired by the number of the glowing testimonials received from grateful Flexyfoot users.