Ease Of Use
Look & Feel
- Offers hands-free mobility that no other type of mobility aids can
- Wide foot base provides stability
- Can carry up to 275 lbs.
- Minimizes your handicap as you can still use both hands and remaining leg while moving around
- Allows easy climbing and descending on stairs
- Doesn’t require upper body strength
- Prevents further damage to injured leg, ankle or foot
- Only suitable for patients with their other leg in full capacity
- Not ideal for those with hip, pelvis, upper leg, or knee damage
- Requires good balance
Aside from being in pain, the biggest hassle about getting injured is having limited mobility. As you’re not allowed to move the injured part, you’re left with very limited means to get back to your daily routine as you recover.
This applies particularly to those who have injured calves, ankles, or feet as moving around without using one’s lower extremities can be tough.
Not only does it prevent you from using your broken foot, but it will also require you to use your arms to move around. This further limits your ability to move as freely as you once can.
With a 4 out of 5 stars rating from us, it might be a good pick for your mobility needs. This Iwalk 2.0 Hands Free Crutch review will help you get to know the product more and determine if it will suit you well.
If the product’s pros and cons sound good to you, you might also want to know more about what it can offer. So, for that, here are its key features:Adjustable Strap Attachment
Being a hands-free mobility aid, the iWalk2.0 requires a way for you to secure it to your body. You can do this with the adjustable straps found on the upper part of the device and top of the knee rest.
Telescopic Thigh Brace
Designed to be attached to your thighs, you can easily adjust the height of the leg brace until it sits below your crotch. This provides better attachment and comfort, so make sure to wear it as intended properly.
To keep your damaged feet off the ground, a knee rest is an integral part of this mobility aid. It’s padded so even if your body weight rests on it, it will still be comfortable.
Adjustable Lower Leg
The iWalk2.0 is designed to fit all users so it should be expected that it has an adjustable lower leg. You can lengthen or shorten it according to your height easily and can fit users from 4’4” to 6’6” in height.
Equipped with a wide base that serves as your temporary foot, the iWalk2.0 can easily serve as your left or right foot with just a turn of the leg. Place the wide, flat part on the outside of your leg to ensure comfort and proper balance.
Iwalk 2.0 Hands Free Crutch Video
Iwalk 2.0 Hands Free Crutch Review
All of iWalk2.0’s key features are very impressive, but how does it perform? Let’s take a look.
Ease Of Use
While the idea of using the iWalk2.0 is pretty easy, it’s not so much so right off the bat. It takes some getting used to.
It can be a challenge having to balance with one leg folded in half despite having a replacement tool underneath it. Your gait will be limited to swinging the crutch to move. This can prove tricky when climbing a steep hill.
It’s a good thing that the product is very easy to assemble and wear. You don’t need any tools to put the unit together upon receipt and adjusting it according to your size isn’t that difficult.
You’ll need to properly wear it, though, because if it’s loose, it can make moving around tough or even cause imbalance. This can take a while, but once it’s on, you won’t have to worry about moving around anymore.
Sitting down with this crutch on can be quite tricky, though. While you can fully bend both of your knees easily with it, the replacement leg will be protruding from your knee the whole time you’re sitting down.
You’ll need some clear space in front of you to sit down for this if you don’t want to constantly take it off and put it on which will take some time to do every time.
This product can be very easy to use, but since it's not really for everyone who needs a mobility aid, it’s important to determine whether it suits you or not. Otherwise, you’ll just have a hard time using it.
Made with high-quality steel and plastic, the iWalk2.0 is a pretty durable crutch. You won’t have to worry about it buckling under your weight as long as you don’t go over its 275 lbs limit.
The straps are pretty sturdy as well, so you’re sure that it won’t unlatch itself while you’re in motion.
Look & Feel
Regarding appearance, the iWalk2.0 is clunky. It looks like a new peg leg, which it is, and it’s not exactly sleek or state-of-the-art.
However, if you don’t care much about the appearance and you just want to make use of your other limbs freely despite your injury, this shouldn’t be bothersome to you, particularly as it is quite comfortable to wear.
However, there are a few complaints about the knee rest’s padding. Since you’ll be putting your body weight on top of it, it tends to wear out quickly.
You might want to add some padding to reinforce it and make it even more comfortable.
The iWalk2.0 can be a reliable mobility aid once you’ve gotten the hang of using it. However, because it doesn’t exactly suit everyone, this might not apply to every user.
Some folks might find other crutches more reliable than this one despite the fact that the iWalk2.0 allows full use of both hands even while in motion.
This mobility option might be pricier than other axillary and forearm crutches, but since it does allow you to use your arms and another leg while moving around, it’s probably well worth the price.
How Does It Compare To Other Products?
We’re leaving no stones unturned in this iWalk2.0 Hands Free Crutch review, so to help you get to know more about this product, here is some side by side comparisons of the iWalk2.0 to other products.
The Freedom Crutch is a lot like the iWalk2.0 as both keeps the damage feet off the ground. It’s more suitable for those who want to use an underarm crutch instead of having to learn how to balance with a knee support device like the iWalk2.0.
However, it will still require the use of at least one of your arms to move around, making the iWalk2.0 a more attractive option for those who want full mobility.
Drive Medical DV8 Aluminum Steerable Knee Walker
If you don’t want to balance on your other leg, the Drive Medical DV8 Aluminum Steerable Knee Walker is a natural alternative that you can get for the iWalk2.0. It has four wheels instead of a foot base, giving you better stability.
However, it can be very bulky and impossible to move up and down the stairs. It will also require both of your arms to steer the unit.
This kind of defeats the purpose of having the freedom to use your arms for other things while moving around. So, if you want full use of both of your arms and undamaged leg, the iWalk2.0 can still be a more suitable option.
Drive Medical Adult Knee Walker Crutch Alternative
Just like the Drive Medical DV8, the Drive Medical Adult Knee Walker Crutch Alternative is also a knee walker that works with four wheels instead of a wide foot base.
It also requires a good amount of room to move around and is virtually impossible to move up and down the stairs. It’s very convenient for older users and those who don’t have a good balance to use a knee crutch like the iWalk2.0.
The Ergobaum Prime is a modern and feature-packed elbow crutch that is more suitable for long-term use and different kinds of damages on your lower extremities.
While the iWalk2.0 is suitable for damages limited to the lower legs, calves, ankles, and feet, the Ergobaum Prime can be an adequate mobility aid even for those with hip and upper leg problems.
However, the Ergobaum Prime still requires the use of both of your arms, so the iWalk2.0 can still be a better option for those who can still use their other leg and needs both arms to move around freely.