Kind man creates sandal crutch for people living with disabilities, his video gains popularity

Kind man creates sandal crutch for people living with disabilities, his video gains popularity

- Senior clinical engineer at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby, has invented a sandal crutch

- The sandal crutch is designed to aid the movements of persons with disabilities

- Wireko-Brobby spoke to JoyNews about how his invention works

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A senior clinical engineer at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby, has invented a sandal crutch to aid the mobility of persons with disabilities.

Wireko-Brobby's innovation will provide a great support system for persons with mobility impediments.

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The Ghanaian engineer disclosed that he was inspired to invent the leg crutch after observing the distress persons with disabilities go through.

Speaking in an interview with JoyNews, Wireko-Brobby revealed he met with people with disabilities to find out how he could design something to aid them before inventing the sandal crutch.

Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby: KATH engineer invents leg crutch for persons with disabilities
Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby: KATH engineer invents leg crutch for persons with disabilities. Image: JoyNews
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He told JoyNews:

"I designed this [sandal crutch] to help people who have difficulty in walking especially the physically challenged. This will help them carry out their normal duties without difficulty."

The sandal crutch is attached to a rope and woodwork, which is supported with a metal strip to hold it tight. This will strengthen the leg and make movement easy, he said.

Wireko-Brobby's sandal crutch, which comes along with a walking stick, will help people with weak bones, supporting their knee and thigh.

Watch Wireko-Brobby explain in detail how his invention works.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a female protester who warmed hearts during the EndSARS protest has got a new prosthetic leg with the money Nigerians donated for her.

The young lady identified as Jane Obiene inspired many with her bravery after a photo of her in crutches standing in solidarity went viral.

Jane will also be getting the sum of N1 million to start a business and the rest of the money will be used in getting accommodation for her.

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Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.

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