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Solo Crutch

Our mission is to create a medical device that gives people with foot and ankle injuries a comfortable, non-restrictive way to walk.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 5

Company Summary

Our company was established to solve the problem of extreme discomfort that standard crutch users suffer from, which is currently the only focus of the company. The Solo Crutch would significantly increase a users comfort level. Thus, the solution would be important to just about anyone that has ever had to use crutches. The product's target market includes individuals with foot/ankle injuries between the ages of 18 to 35.

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    Alan Keith Henderson

    Alan is currently a sophomore in the Integrated Business and Engineering Program at Lehigh University considering majors in Finance or Industrial Engineering. Alan exhibits great time management qualities, which are reflected by his success in balancing a heavy class load required each semester by the Integrated Business and Engineering Program with the time demanded by his Varsity campaign on the Men's Lacrosse team at Lehigh.

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    Nicholas Hirsch Gillette

    Nick Gillette, an Integrated Business and Engineering Finance major, is a junior at Lehigh. He grew up all over the U.S. and lived abroad in Frankfurt, Germany. Nick's father is a marine, so he has developed a unique set of skills from his experiences and travels. He is extremely adaptable to new environments and is a natural, effective leader. His communication and team skills have also developed through serving as captain of his soccer teams.

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    Aubrey Heberton

    Aubrey Heberton, a sophomore Industrial Engineer in the Integrated Business and Engineering program at Lehigh, is from Landenberg, Pennsylvania and attended the Sanford School in Hockessin, Delaware. She has leadership experience from Science Olympiad competitions and as captain of her high school's varsity tennis team. She has spent her past two summers working as a technology intern at the Sanford School, where she implemented technology.

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    Sheron Tang

    Sheron Tang is a sophomore Finance and Electrical Engineering major in the Integrated Business and Engineering Program at Lehigh. On campus, she works as a Technology, Research, and Communication Fellow and is also a Gryphon. She is also a member of the Lehigh University United Nations Partnership and serves the Non-Governmental Organization SimplyHelp as its representative to the United Nations. Sheron enjoys traveling and skiing.

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    Matthew Chiaverini

    Matthew Chiaverini is a junior Mechanical Engineering and Finance major in the Integrated Business and Engineering Program at Lehigh University. On campus, he is a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity and rowed on Lehigh's crew team during his freshman year. Matt has lived up and down the eastern seaboard, moving over 20 times. He has most recently lived in St. Augustine, Florida.