This inspiring news comes to us from New Delhi, India
Back in the year 2015, Tarun ended up injuring his leg when he was playing volleyball on his college campus. He used to study at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. His close friend Srinivas Adepu helped him in whichever way he could. However, he couldn’t see the kind of struggle which his friend was facing and so he decided to call his friends together and helped him design crutches so that he could walk with ease.
Srinivas, Arvind Suresh Ambalapuzha and Girish Yadav have are the trio who is credited with designing the first self-standing crutches in the world which comes with a really strong grip on all kinds of terrain. Not only this, but it also offers the right comfort to the one wearing it.
Srinivas was quoted as saying, “Tarun had serious trouble climbing stairs and was even struggling to walk with crutches. It made me wonder about the people who are bound to crutches for life and the discomfort they feel on a daily basis. I realized that crutches are the most untouched sector in mobile accessible devices.”
It was during the final year of their engineering that they started working on the prototype and received combined grants from IIT Delhi, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) and Oasis, which happens to be a startup.
They named it Flexmo which is a one of a kind crutch that has been designed to walk easily on all types of terrains. The weight of this crutch is 1.2 kgs and it comes in two sizes as well.
No doubt, these initiatives give people a new ray of hope that can help them live life all over again. Surely, these friends proved what real friendship truly is.
Source: The Better India