- Allows you speed along surfaces much faster than “crutching”
- Comfort for your leg during travel
- Stairs won’t stop you as with a typical knee scooter, just fold up and use it in standard stair crutch mode
- Base wheels are locked automatically when you fold to crutch mode for traversing stairs, entering cars, buses, trains in crutch mode.
- When in crutch mode check with airlines on storage of a typical crutch during flights, it’s about 48.5” long when in down position. Ask the flight attendant or airline if they can store your crutch on board.
Who We Are
What is Zipper
The purpose of knee walkers is to allow those with temporary or permanent lower leg or foot injuries to get around without the slow use of crutches. However, the one main drawback to these devices realized when the user approaches up or down stairways, escalators, or elevators.
We put our experience and expertise to use and Engineered a solution to this by devising a knee walker which transforms into a crutch for use on stairs or difficult terrane where a typical knee crutch can’t be used.
Can I climb or descend stairs with the zipper?
b. The rear wheels both automatically and permanently lock from rotation, so they act just as rubber crutch feet for walking or stair climbing.
c. The user would use the “one crutch” method on stairs using the stair handrail.
How does the zipper convert to a crutch?
Is the conversion to crutch or walker fast?
b. So you won’t hold others up preparing for stairways.
Is it adjustable for different size crutch users?
b. The shoulder to hand grip distance adjusts from 12 to 20 inches
Is the knee height adjustable from ground level?
Will it support my weight?
Does the zipper have steer-ability?
b. A steering mechanism would add bulk and weight to the zipper. We kept it lightweight and easy to maneuver and take for transport.
c. In actual use we find that directional changes need only a slight “hop” due to its light weight.
How does the zipper crutch adjust for different users?
b. Hand grip distance adjusts like standard crutches however the zipper has an easy to grab tightening knob, not a typical wing nut and no tools are required.
Is there comfortable padding in contact areas?
b. The hand grip is designed ergonomically for gripping comfort.
c. The knee pad is of a gel-like material shaped to keep the knee centered.
Could I use the zipper as a seat for sitting?
Can I carry personal items with me?
Can the zipper be taken with me in a car?
b. It is not necessary to put it in the car trunk unless you desire to.
c. This means you can fold the zipper while you are entering the car with no hopping around.
Can I roll over typical ground, home floors, or building hallways?
b. There is an optional larger 8 inch front wheel version for more rough ground surfaces.
Can I use the zipper knee rest as a seat for resting?
b. It’s been designed for a 250 lb static weight.