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Week 3: Vaco Boot + PEFM = RoboLeg

June 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’ve made the jump from the cast to the VacoCast Pro (aka Vaco Ped boot). As expected it is much different than the cast. It’s heavier and bulkier. But I think the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. I’m placing a little weight on it, but not FWB. Mainly because if I tried to stand on both legs, the Vaco leg is much taller, so I’d be putting all of my weight on the bad leg and none on the good leg. I think I’ll try wearing a tall hiking boot on the good leg to try to reduce the height difference.

I’ve adapted the PEMF device to it. It’s very convenient and it looks sweet, very SciFi.

Tags: Chonology · Toys & Gadgets

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 dcoughlan // Jun 11, 2014 at 1:47 am

    I can only imagine the looks you’re going to get when you start going out in public! Very futuristic look.

    As far as height difference goes, if you still have a height difference between your hiking boot and your recovery boot, try to find (or make — you seem to be pretty handy) something like this: http://www.evenupcorp.com/ (They’re sold on Amazon if they ship to Colombia.)