Get to know Zipper and its usage
  • 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.
With typical crutches you’d struggle and work hard to keep up with others walking. With the zipper you’d scoot with ease with others walking hard to keep up with you. And stairs won’t stop you either.
We call it Zipper, the rolling crutch.

Who We Are

The Zipper Rolling Crutch has been developed over the last few years because we felt the need for devices to aid those persons who have a temporary disability such as lower leg or foot issues.
For the past 25 years we have Engineered and designed over 150 products for our clients as consultants and contractors. Our Engineering designs have covered many types of products ranging from Medical, Dental, Consumer, Sports Products, Computer Peripherals, Theme Park Rides, Kitchen & Home Products, Automotive Related, Outdoor, and office products.

What is Zipper

The product we are introducing is a “Rolling Crutch” which we call the “Zipper”. It’s a device designed as a combination of a typical crutch and knee walker, or knee scooter as they are frequently called.
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.
Frequently asked questions
Can I climb or descend stairs with the zipper?
a. Yes, the zipper is designed with that in mind, it converts to a crutch.

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?
a. By just a simple action. Grab the knee rest and swing it up to latch into the crutch position.
Is the conversion to crutch or walker fast?
a. Yes, it takes about 3 seconds to swing it to crutch or back to walker position.

b. So you won’t hold others up preparing for stairways.

Is it adjustable for different size crutch users?
a. Yes it can be height adjusted for a 5 ft person up to over a 6 foot user, similar to std crutches.

b. The shoulder to hand grip distance adjusts from 12 to 20 inches

Is the knee height adjustable from ground level?
a. The standard distance is 18 inches and can adjust with the thicker padding to 20 inches.
Will it support my weight?
a. The zipper has been computer testing and designed for up to 250 pounds force on the knee shelf and crutch shoulder feature.
Does the zipper have steer-ability?
a. It doesn’t steer in the sense of some the heavy walkers but due to its lightweight some tilting or shifting action adjusts direction.

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?
a. Shoulder height adjusts at the top easier than standard crutches which are done at the bottom. This makes adjustment quicker without much trial and error time.

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?
a. The shoulder area has a built-in pad if the user chooses to rest on it.

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?
a. Yes, the knee rest can be used as a seat for resting or watching an event.
Can I carry personal items with me?
a. The zipper can optionally be fitted with a convenient carry bag affixed between the man shafts.
Can the zipper be taken with me in a car?
a. Yes you can take it with you right inside the car like a typical crutch.

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?
a. Yes, the wheels offer the same feel as a free-traveling scooter

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?
a. Yes you may shift over to a sitting position to just stop and rest of for waiting on line.

b. It’s been designed for a 250 lb static weight.

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