Supporting IDF disabled people: Tomer is developing a crutch-adapted leg that allows walking on the beach

Supporting IDF disabled people: Tomer is developing a crutch-adapted leg that allows walking on the beach
Supporting IDF disabled people: Tomer is developing a crutch-adapted leg that allows walking on the beach

Tomer is a government security company, developing together with Lt. Col. Mill. Yariv Lev Ari, who was fatally wounded during service in the IDF, a crutch-adjustable leg that allows walking to the beach. The development is being carried out as part of a project, Makers for Heroes in collaboration with the Restart association.

The engineers of the defense company Tomer – which is a center of knowledge of the State of Israel in the field of rocket propulsion – together with Yariv Lev Ari – amputated leg above left knee with severe movement restrictions in the pelvis and right foot, develop a crutch leg, which allows walking on the beach – Without the crutches sinking in the sea sand.

This unique development allows the opponent, who participated in marathon, triathlon and Iron Man competitions to realize as normal a lifestyle as possible and is carried out as part of a project, Makers for Heroes in collaboration with Restart, which helps IDF wounded return to normal life using systems never seen before.

Yariv, lives in Modi’in, father of 4 children, served in the IDF for 27 years, now moves around after injury and recovery in a wheelchair, prosthesis and crutches. At the same time, they are trying to create a solution for him and a solution to the challenge by using crutches for independent, free and safe walking on the beach, in light of the fact that ordinary crutches sink in the sand and make it difficult to walk.

Yariv Lev Ari notes that he hopes that the success of the development will help many IDF wounded to live as normal a life as possible. Indeed, the success of the development will significantly increase the ability of the IDF wounded to enjoy a walk on the beach. “Hopefully, later on he will find a solution that will allow us to walk with crutches in the water close to the shore,” says Lev Ari.

Kobi Scheffler, VP of Engineering at Tomer: “Tomer, as a security company involved in the community, is proud to put all the knowledge and experience accumulated in the company in the development of Arrow and Horizon engines, in order to assist and alleviate IDF wounded in their daily routine. As a security company that deals with advanced technology and is a center of knowledge of the State of Israel, we are happy about the right we have to alleviate the wounded of the IDF – in everyday life. ”

Niv Efron, CEO of the Restart Association: “Restart has set itself the goal of returning the IDF wounded to life. Over the years, we will run a unique band that meets the needs and provides tools tailored to IDF wounded. The connection to Tomer allows us to take on challenges that seem impossible and create a technological solution from them. “

 
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