Mobilegs Receives Two Top Awards at The International Plastics Showcase
MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis-based Mobi, LLC, creator of crutch-alternative Mobilegs, received the top prize at the IDSA Plastics News Design Awards at NPE2012 International Plastics Showcase, held April 1-5 in Orlando. Additionally, Mobilegs won the Society of the Plastic Industry Inc.’s (SPI) design award in the medical and scientific category.
“We are honored to have been alongside so many great products and be the one chosen to receive such an amazing accolade,” said Jeff Weber, designer and co-founder of Mobilegs. “The response from judges and participants was overwhelming, and we’re thrilled that Mobilegs were displayed at such a fun and reputable event.”
An international panel of authoritative sources in the industry judged each submission. The judges considered a variety of criteria, including aesthetic effect, manufacturing quality, innovation, creativity, design, materials, finishing, ease of use, comfort and function. For more information on the judging process, including a full list of judges and criteria, click here.
Mobilegs are designed to improve on traditional crutches to provide greater stability, reduce secondary injuries, conserve physical energy and improve the recovery experience. Ultimately, they aim to completely transform the world of assisted mobility. From top to bottom, each feature of the traditional crutch has been restyled for optimum agility.
ISDA Plastics News Design Awards allow designers and manufacturers, like Mobi, to display their most innovative achievements before tens of thousands of professionals at the world’s largest plastics conference. The Mobilegs were entered by BASF, a leading chemical company. BASF chose four designs that utilize their products to submit for judging. The saddle frame of Mobilegs is produced using a glass-filled nylon material developed by BASF.
Mobi manufactures and sells assisted mobility devices. Its signature product, Mobilegs, has started a freedom of movement mobility revolution. Formerly known as Ergo-Crutch, the company was founded in 2008 and is currently based in Minneapolis. For more information about Mobi, visit mobilegs.com.