A shoulder strap for canes
Zen International Patents and Trademark
A shoulder strap for canes named “ARUKUTOMO” has been featured on TV in Japan.
The biggest feature of the product is that a cane will not fall on the floor even if a cane user let go the cane.
“ARUKUTOMO”’s shoulder belt does not slip off a user’s shoulder easily and it is designed to enable the user to hook the cane.
Mr. Kazuyoshi Endo invented the product after a stroke left him paralyzed on his left side of the body.
People in the same situation as Mr. Endo, are very worried about dropping their canes since picking up them is extremely difficult. – For a healthy person, it might be hard to imagine.
Mr. Endo now can walk with his cane and “ARUKUTOMO” without a wheelchair.
“ARUKUTOMO” draw attention not only from disabilities but elderly people.
"ARUKUTOMO" is registered as a trademark and design, and as to its technology, patent pending in Japan.