INDESmed Bastones y Muletas del Futuro[:en]INDESmed Canes and Crutches for the Future

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INDESmed Bastones y Muletas del Futuro

INDESmed Bastones y Muletas del Futuro; Una pequeña empresa española integrada por seis empleados ha creado las muletas más ligeras del mundo y ha sido elegida por ello como finalista al Premio a la Innovación que concede Naidex, la mayor feria europea de productos para la autonomía y la movilidad de personas con discapacidades y que se celebrará en marzo en Reino Unido, informa Europa Press.

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Se trata de IndesMed, una compañía creada en 2011 por los ingenieros de Telecomunicaciones Rafael Vidal Rodríguez y Miguel Capiello, quienes detectaron a base de investigación y experiencia propia.

 

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Vidal sobrevivió al accidente de Spanair y tuvo una larga convalecencia– de que las muletas que se ven obligadas a llevar miles de personas cada día suelen ser pesadas, feas, incómodas y pueden causar complicaciones como tendinitis en las manos.

«Me di cuenta de que en general, en la ortopedia parece que vale todo, nadie cuida la estética ni la funcionalidad ni nada y además se vende todo a precio de oro. Yo buscaba algo más cómodo y que fuera estético, porque bastante tiene uno con tener una enfermedad o una lesión, como para que tener que cargar con un aparato que te recuerda todo el tiempo que estás mal», explica.

Comenzaron a trabajar en la idea de unas muletas que se pudiesen llevar «como un complemento» y resultasen cómodas y ligeras. En 2011 ya tenían el producto, las primeras muletas del mercado fabricadas en fibra de carbono, que según explica, «no se utilizaba entonces para la ortopedia, quizá porque se pensaba que era innecesario».indesmed canes and crutches

Vidal explica que las muletas tienen otra particularidad, pues no producen tendinitis ya que el diseño, que han patentado, se basó en un estudio médico sobre la posición de la mano para lograr «una postura neutra, en la que no se fuerce» y por tanto no se dañe. Se ofrecen además en colores vivos, como el naranja o el morado, lo que «influye mucho a nivel psicológico».

«Esto se convierte en un complemento igual que pueden ser unas gafas. Se trata de muletas que podrían pasar por bastones de esquí y que te quitan esa sensación de llevar un trasto porque tienes una discapacidad y estás fastidiado. Es un complemento estético y, lo más importante, lo utilizas sin que se te fastidien las muñecas», añade.

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Las primeras se vendieron en el extranjero, donde creyeron que era una empresa alemana, algo que según afirma, siguen pensando hoy muchos de sus clientes, «como si no se hiciera buen diseño e innovación en España».

En este sentido, lamenta la falta de apoyo y de reconocimiento dentro de las fronteras, pues no han contado con ningún tipo de ayuda institucional para el desarrollo de la iniciativa.

A partir del 27 de marzo, presentarán sus productos en Naidex, la mayor feria europea de productos para la autonomía personal de personas con discapacidades, en la ciudad británica de Birmingham.

La organización ha seleccionado las muletas españolas como candidatas al Premio de Innovación, que reconoce «la idea más innovadora que haya abierto nuevos caminos se destaca de la competencia por factores como el diseño, la operatividad y la efectividad», según explica Naidex.

Vidal destaca que esta empresa de seis trabajadores, «la única española de la feria, competirá con gigantes del sector» como la compañía multinacional Ottobock, aunque en España, donde además de las muletas venden ya andadores y bastones fabricados en fibra de carbono y con el mismo concepto estético, se ignore.

«Los extranjeros son mucho mejores con el márketing, como la empresa que le puso las muletas al Rey emérito, aquellas que tenían luces. Sabemos, porque hemos visto fotografías de sus últimas apariciones públicas, que el Rey Emérito está ahora utilizando al menos dos de nuestros bastones así que lleva el bastón más ligero del mundo, que es de fibra de carbono y pesa sólo 100 gramos, con un letrero que dice ‘made in Spain’. Aunque no lo sepa todo el mundo», afirma.

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INDESmed Canes and Crutches for the Future

INDESmed Canes and Crutches for the Future:

A small Spanish company with six employees has created the lightest crutches in the world and has been chosen as the finalist for the Innovation Award granted by Naidex, the largest European fair for products for the autonomy and mobility of people with disabilities.

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INDESmed Canes and Crutches…To be held in March in the United Kingdom, reports Europa Press.

 

INDESmed, productos para la salud de alta calidad.We work constantly to improve and innovate on existing medical devices.

 

Quienes somos:

Somos una empresa española con sede en Madrid, fundada por un grupo de ingenieros con experiencia en los sectores médico y aeroespacial.indesmed canes and crutches

Nuestros productos son únicos, nosotros los diseñamos y fabricamos.

Hoy INDESmed es líder en productos para movilidad y pronto lo será en otros campos.

Actualmente INDESmed reinvierte el 90% de sus beneficios en la investigación y desarrollo de nuevos productos. En realidad, cada vez que compras en INDESmed tú también estas mejorando el futuro.

 

Company Overview, INDESmed Canes and Crutches:

INDESmed designs and produces medical and wellness devices for the people improving the quality of life, improving the future.indesmed canes and crutches

This is IndesMed, a company created in 2011 by the telecommunications engineers Rafael Vidal Rodríguez and Miguel Capiello, who detected on the basis of research and own experience.

Vidal survived the Spanair accident and had a long convalescence – that crutches that are forced to carry thousands of people every day are often heavy, ugly, uncomfortable and can cause complications such as tendinitis in the hands.

 

“I realized that in general, in orthopedics seems to be worth everything, nobody cares aesthetics or functionality or anything and also sells everything for gold.

 

I was looking for something more comfortable and aesthetic, because you have enough to have an illness or an injury, so that you have to carry a device that reminds you of how bad you are, “he explains.

They began working on the idea of ​​crutches that could be carried “as a complement” and were comfortable and light.

In 2011 they already had the product, the first crutches on the market made of carbon fiber, which he explains, “was not used for orthopedics, perhaps because it was thought unnecessary.”

Vidal explains that the crutches have another peculiarity, since they do not produce tendinitis since the design, which they have patented, was based on a medical study on the position of the hand to achieve “a neutral position, in which it is not forced” and by so do not get hurt.

 

They are also offered in bright colors, such as orange or purple, which “has a great influence on the psychological level”.

 

“This becomes an equal complement that can be glasses. These are crutches that could pass through ski poles and that take away that feeling of carrying a fret because you have a disability and you are annoyed.  It is an aesthetic complement and, most importantly, you use it without getting your wrists boring, “he adds.

The first ones were sold abroad, where they believed that it was a German company, something that, according to them, many of its clients still think today, “as if good design and innovation were not made in Spain”.

In this sense, it regrets the lack of support and recognition within the borders, as they have not had any institutional support for the development of the initiative.

 

From March 27, they will present their products at Naidex, the largest European product fair for personal autonomy of people with disabilities, in the British city of Birmingham.

 

The organization has selected the Spanish crutches as candidates for the Innovation Award, which recognizes “the most innovative idea that has opened new roads stands out from competition for factors such as design, operation and effectiveness,” Naidex explains.

Vidal points out that this six-worker company, “the only Spanish company in the fair, will compete with giants in the sector” such as the multinational company Ottobock, although in Spain, where, in addition to crutches, they sell walkers and walking sticks made of carbon fiber and the same aesthetic concept, be ignored.

“The foreigners are much better with the marketing, as the company that put the crutches to the king emeritus, those who had lights. We know, because we have seen photographs of his last public appearances, that King Emeritus is now using at least two of our rods so he carries the world’s lightest rod, which is made of carbon fiber and weighs only 100 grams, with a sign That says ‘made in Spain’. Even if everyone does not know it, “he says.

 

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We are a team of engineers specialized on bioengineering and medical devices who have founded INDESmed.
We work constantly to improve and innovate on existing medical devices.

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INDESmed and YOU, INDESmed Canes and Crutches:

 

Crutches on mountain

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Now I have tried the walking sticks all summer long and I must say I have mastered some thousand metres in altitude.

They are really nice and light, and you also need less power to ascend. Thank you!

 

Theresia and her INDESmed Crutches

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I was born with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (literally just googled the term) and have been using crutches since 2000. Over the period of time I have used 4 pairs of standard boring crutches. Recently thought to explore some other options and found IndesMED’s carbon fibre crutches . What interests me about IndesMED’s solution is the bioengineering advantage, the weight, and the design. It took me 2 weeks to adjust to the new crutches. Now whenever I lifted my old crutches, I cannot believe that I used to carry these heavy set of equipments everywhere I go. I hope INDESmed continues on innovating and refining their products, making them even more reliable, durable, and affordable to help more people.

Crutches on the snow: Marta, an example of personal growth

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How did you know INDESmed, and why did you decide to try our crutches? Would you recommend our products to other people?

I found out your crutches after a long search on the internet. I wanted a lightweight and durable product. When I saw your crutches, colored, I fell in love and decided to try them. Above all, I was happy with your immediate answers to my questions. I recommend your crutches also because they allow even the slightest height adjustment, for a better comfort.

 

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