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GANYMED Gehhilfen / Walking aids

GANYMED Gehhilfen

Discipline: Product

GANYMED Gehhilfen

Discipline: Product

The physiological GANYMED® walking aids avoid the usual mountain of strength, which has to be overcome when walking: the bodyweight is strongly diverted onto the arm-brace, thereby relieving pressure from the hands and shoulders. The pre-positioned point touches the ground further forward, resulting in a stable quadruped gait.
The bionic design and modular concept demonstrate how weight can be reduced and serve for exchangeable handles. New tips are regarding the oval tubing: you can obtain a harder or softer pressure point by simply turning it – in addition, three degrees of Shore hardness are offered.
And GANYMEDs can be attached anywhere!

This GANYMED product is based on the idea that a walking aid does not have to look like a medical device, but that an innovative, ergonomic design transforms the product into a sporty accessory. The reduction of the material is well thought out and convincing.
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Client / Manufacturer

Dittrich + Co.

GANYMED GmbH
Berg / München, Germany

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Design

GANYMED

GANYMED GmbH
Berg / München, Germany

Karen Ostertag, Dr. Sigmar Klose

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