US 9,808,393 B2
Mobility aids and related methods
Andrew Varghese, Suwanee, GA (US); Partha Unnava, Atlanta, GA (US); and Franklin Swindell, Grayslake, IL (US)
Assigned to BETTER WALK, INC., Atlanta, GA (US)
Appl. No. 14/900,477
Filed by BETTER WALK, INC., Atlanta, GA (US)
PCT Filed Jun. 27, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/044628
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 21, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/210495, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 31, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/840,268, filed on Jun. 27, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/916,532, filed on Dec. 16, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0151229 A1, Jun. 2, 2016
Int. Cl. A61H 3/02 (2006.01); A61H 3/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61H 3/02 (2013.01) [A61H 2003/006 (2013.01); A61H 2003/0216 (2013.01); A61H 2003/0227 (2013.01); A61H 2003/0238 (2013.01); A61H 2201/0192 (2013.01); A61H 2201/1635 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mobility aid for use in supporting at least part of a user's body weight, the mobility aid comprising:
a leg having a longitudinal axis;
an arm support supported by the leg at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the leg of between about fifteen degrees and about forty-five degrees for directly receiving at least part of a forearm portion of a user's arm and for supporting a portion of a user's weight through the at least part of the forearm portion of the user's arm during use of the mobility aid, wherein the arm support and the longitudinal axis of the leg lie in a common plane;
a handle located on the arm support and within the common plane, the handle positioned to be graspable by a hand of the user's arm during use of the mobility aid, wherein the handle is positioned at an angle with the arm support greater than thirty degrees; and
a force distribution member coupled to the leg by a force distribution member support and offset from the leg by a distance, the force distribution member forming an angle with the longitudinal axis of the leg of between about fifteen degrees and about forty-five degrees, wherein the force distribution member engages a user's side during use of the mobility aid to facilitate alignment of the leg of the mobility aid at an outward angle from a user's body when the user's weight is supported by the arm support during use of the mobility aid, and wherein the force distribution member is linearly adjustable with respect to the leg to position the force distribution member against the user's side at approximately elbow height and spaced below an axillar region of the user during use of the mobility aid.