Improve Mobility With the SandPad All-Terrain Stabilizer

Navigate Tricky Surfaces With Ease

Crutches and canes vastly improve mobility, but if you're walking on any surface other than tile, carpet or macadam, you're out of luck. Surfaces like sand, gravel, grass, and snow are difficult to navigate with a crutch, cane or walker, but that doesn't mean a walk on the beach or on a walking path is out of the question.

The SandPad is a support device that can be attached to crutches, canes, and walkers that make it possible to navigate tricky surfaces.

About the SandPad

The SandPad was invented by Jerry Vasilatos, who became an amputee after a subway accident. During a 2003 trip to Greece, Vasilatos couldn't fully enjoy the beautiful beaches and scenery; using crutches made it exhausting to walk through the sand, and he also couldn't risk exposing the electronic components of his prosthesis to the sand.

Upon returning the states, Vasilatos looked for a device he could attach to his crutches that would support him while walking on sand. He could visualize the exact product he needed, but when he learned there was nothing like it available, he decided to make it himself. Vasilatos and his father A.J., an industrial designer, created the SandPad in 2007.

How It Works

The SandPad works by distributing your weight evenly on a wider, more supportive surface. It's made out of rubber and has supportive ribs, so it can adjust to different types of terrain without causing any imbalance to the user.

Normal stem tips of crutches and canes sink right into the sand, but the wide surface of the SandPad keeps your assistive device above ground, so you'll be able to traverse a sandy beach almost as easily as you can walk across a flat, unmoving surface using the same assistive device.

Your mobility issues don't have to prevent you from doing the things you enjoy. Now you can easily access your favorite beach, lay out a blanket and enjoy the scenery with friends and family.

How to Use the SandPad

Although the SandPad was originally designed to be used on beaches, it can be used anytime you need support, whether you're walking on sand, gravel, snow, a golf course or going up and down the stairs. The SandPad is not intended for use on wet or slippery surfaces.

There are different SandPad models made specifically for canes, crutches, and walkers, and they come in 6 and 8-inch diameters. Attaching the SandPad is easy: remove the rubber tips on the ends of a crutch, cane or walker stems. Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly or soapy water, slip the SandPad on and it's ready to use.

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