Saw this on Twitter from Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) This is really cool. These guys are trying to reinvent the cane, by making them stylish again and not so institutional.
I am blogging this because I used a cane for a number of years, and now I’ve moved on to the full meal deal – two full forearm crutches. But I still love what these guys are doing. Their company is called Top & Derby, and they are looking for as much support as they can get, so this is my little way of trying to get the word out about these guys.
If you read this, have look at the video below and pass it along to whoever you know.
Anyone else out there use (or have ever used) a cane? Wouldn’t it have been better if they weren’t so…ugly? These guys are also trying to improve the function of the cane as well, which is a big deal for anyone who has ever leaned a cane against a wall, only to have it fall. It’s a pain in the ass!! I still do it at least once a day. Now I have twice the opportunity!!
HERE’S THE VIDEO:
Making canes fun again with funky, functional design .
I hope you had a look at the video. Let me know what you think. Do you think these guys are on to something, or are they banging an old drum over and over again?
P.S. ~ I had NO idea there were so many recent articles on canes!! I like the 89 year old woman’s new business, myself!
- Making canes fun again with funky, functional design (holykaw.alltop.com)
- A Stylish Cane That Begs To Be Carried (fastcodesign.com)
- Silicon Alley Insider: 89-Year-Old Woman Raises Thousands On Kickstarter For A Line Of ‘Happy’ Walking Canes (businessinsider.com)
- GPS-Equipped Walking Canes – This Device Comes with a Built-In Tracker to Help Ensure Elderly Safety (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)