22% of veterans suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or major depression. Adaptive climbing has been shown to be an effective treatment to help veterans recover from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other ailments.
Rock climbing is all about changing positions while maintaining control of the center of gravity. In order to remain balanced on the wall, climbers should always keep their center of gravity as close as possible to the wall surface.
There is not a very clear difference between a rock intended to be a hand grip and a rock intended to be support the feet. Generally, if a rock is easy to grab or hold, it should be suitable for to step on. However, majority of the time, climbers are using their front foot or toe to step on those rocks.
Without feet and ankles, they have to use thighs to control prosthetic legs, which is really annoying.
The ﬂexible nature of prosthetic feet also causes unwanted rotational issues with the prosthesis during climbing.
SMART CLIMBING APP
Gripper provided an external shoe sole cover which is made of a heavy-duty, high-friction rubbery material, with a magnet piece installed inside. The Gripper sole cover can also be connected with any smartphone, providing information to assist with climbing the route and making adjustments to the magnet strength based on personalized data.