It's about time crutches got an update.
One young designer is getting a lot of attention over a unique contest entry. His crutch design, that leaves users hands-free, is quite different from the traditional crutches people use now.
Behzad Rashidizadeh, a former student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, has entered his "Sit and Stand Walking Assistant" prototype into an international contest.
The Sit and Stand is a hands-free walking assistance device to help people with minor foot, ankle or leg injuries.
It's unique design also functions as a personal seat, letting the user rest as needed.
The crutch also lets people with injuries do most of their normal activities with ease -- letting them open doors, walk up stairs and even carry objects.
The design is entered in the James Dyson Competition -- which awards designers who come up with products that just work better. The next round of judging is set for September.
Read more about the design HERE.