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CA$ 17,768
pledged of CA$ 50,000pledged of CA$ 50,000 goal
27
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 31 2018 1:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

Despite the efforts to improve crutch designs and develop alternatives, there has been minimal improvement in overall mobility, versatility, and functionality for persons required to be non-weight-bearing.  
 
The attempts to resolve limitations have created new limitations with new devices, essentially trading one problem for another.   

"The difference with the XLEG is that it's a wearable device that is slim, lightweight, and allows you to walk normally".

-Reid Robinson, Founder

Everyone has seen someone struggle to recover on crutches. Your support will help improve the quality of life for those with non-weight-bearing lower leg injuries.

Reid has received numerous government grants to help fund the bulk of his engineering costs, helping to bring the XLEG to where it is today: an adjustable version that fits a number of different leg sizes and types.

This Is How It All Started

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In January of 2015, Reid Robinson was in a car crash that changed his life. 

"In the 3 years that followed, I had 13 surgeries in order to save my right leg, which included two failed bone grafts and a bone transplant. During this time, I had to consider amputation as a solution. And I had to take a long look at what life would be like with a prosthetic limb."

- Reid Robinson, Inventor of the XLEG

Necessity Creates Innovation

During those years, Reid tried every crutch or crutch alternative. He found these devices to be painful to use, awkward, and quite limiting. All he wanted to do was walk normally.

"While lying in my hospital bed after surgery number 10, I drew out the first design of the XLEG."

- Reid Robinson, Inventor of the XLEG

Disruptive Innovation

Reid scoured the Internet and medical supply stores, and couldn't find anything like his design, so he constructed the first version of the XLEG in his garage and then filed the U.S. and Canadian patents, followed by international and European patents in 2017. Since then, Reid has received numerous government grants to help fund the bulk of his engineering costs, helping to bring the XLEG to where it is today: an adjustable version that fits a number of different leg sizes and types.

"I demonstrated the XLEG to 10 different medical professionals in Calgary and Edmonton, all of whom endorsed further development and support of the XLEG going forward. That included physiotherapists, orthopedic surgeons, and orthotists."

- Reid Robinson, Inventor of the XLEG

Made with Extreme Care & Quality

With the help of Tangent Design Engineering, the XLEG is lightweight, comfortable, and easy to use so that patients can wear it throughout the entire day. The XLEG is constructed of high-grade aluminum, synthetic polymers, nylon, stainless steel, and carbon fibre. Unlike other crutch alternatives, the XLEG is a true hands-free device that allows patients to sit, stand and walk normally, while remaining non-weight-bearing and requiring no additional effort.

Pain Free Alternative

The XLEG is a pain-free, fully functional crutch alternative that can be used by anyone and truly enhances quality of life.

My Promise

"I am prepared to work directly with anyone who purchases the XLEG Gen 1 to ensure they have the same freedom and mobility I have experienced with the XLEG."

- Reid Robinson, Inventor of the XLEG

Risks and challenges

We've brought on a Canadian engineer who is a manufacturing expert. This relationship will reduce the cost so we can deliver this high-quality product at a reasonable price—low volume manufacturing locally can cost as much as $2,500 per unit.

Having taken this into account for the campaign, our shipping date of October was based on the expectation that shipping and manufacturing will encounter some delays.

My time is fully dedicated to the XLEG and my company; this is not a part-time job, so I will be working 24/7 in order to deliver the XLEG to all of my backers as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please let me know. I am more than happy to answer any questions that are not answered in the campaign details.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    Instagram & Facebook Shout Out

    Show your support for the XLEG, and will show our support for you with a Facebook and Instagram shout out.

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    XLEG Branded Night Light

    Perfect for Surgery Prep Checklist. Don't fumble around in the dark. With this night light you can improve your quality of life and those with non-weight-bearing lower leg injuries.

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    Pledge CA$ 125 or more About $96

    Launch Party Tickets

    When we launch the XLEG you'll be invited to celebrate our success and your support.

    Launch party will be located in Calgary, AB

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $154

    Launch Party Shout Out

    When the XLEG arrives your business name & logo will be displayed for everyone to see! This is an excellent way to help me help you. If you are a small business you can promote yours and help me. Let's work together.

    Launch party will be located in Calgary, AB

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    Pledge CA$ 599 or more About $460

    First 25 Get An XLEG

    Be one of the first to improve their quality of life with your very own XLEG - Shipping Included.

    After we sell our first 25, the price will increase by $100.

    Suggested Retail Price - $899

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    Pledge CA$ 899 or more About $690

    Branded XLEG Supports your Team/Clinic

    Put your team/clinic logo on the XLEG.

    You will be showing your support and supporting your cause with a stylish branded XLEG - Shipping Included.

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    Pledge CA$ 4,750 or more About $3,647

    10 XLEGs Donated to an Organization

    At this level of support for the XLEG, you have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for so many people.

    We'll donate this 10 pack on your behalf to the organization of your choice.

    The 10 pack comes with an additional sizing kit to ensure proper fit.

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    Pledge CA$ 4,999 or more About $3,838

    10 Pack of XLEGs

    At this level of support for the XLEG, you have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for so many people.

    The 10 pack comes with an additional sizing kit to ensure proper fit.

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    Pledge CA$ 7,125 or more About $5,470

    15 Pack of XLEGs

    At this level of support for the XLEG, you have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for so many people.

    The 15 pack comes with an additional sizing kit to ensure proper fit.

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Funding period

- (30 days)