improve postural alignment
better postural alignment
Keep your head up!
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patented angled shaft
patented shaft angle
A new angle for better postural alignment
contralateral support
provides contralateral support
Provides contralateral support
patented length ratios
patented length ratios
Patented Length Ratios Provide a Comfortable Gait
improved support
provides improved support for walking up or down stairs
Great for walking up and down stairs!
lateral support
lateral support keeps your elbows by your side
Rounded Base Provides Lateral Support

Aligned as designed is devoted to improving mobility by focusing on improved ability through better postural alignment and a scientific approach to movement.

The Aggiornamento Cane has been designed to help develop procedural and muscle memory to keep you Aligned as Designed

By working to improve postural alignment and locomotive stability, the Aggiornamento Cane provides a new approach to cane design.

The Aggiornamento® Cane by Aligned as Designed® is the first cane to focus on postural stability and improved body alignment for people who require a cane. It's easy to learn how to use the cane properly, and even if you don't it still provides better support than traditional canes.

Balance and Stability Lines of motion and forces

Working to improve mobility

While the cane is perhaps one of mankind’s earliest inventions, its affect on posture and rehabilitation has not been looked at – until now!

Developed by Linda Smith, the patented Aggiornamento Cane helps improve balance and postural stability in a lightweight and truly innovative design.

The comment we hear most from people who now use the Aggiornamento Cane is how much more stable they feel, especially going up and down the stairs. They are excited about their improved mobility and their relieved pain in their wrist, hand and shoulder.

The patented Aggiornamento Cane by Aligned As Designed has been thoughtfully crafted to provide a mechanical advantage without having to extend the arm outside of the user's natural base of support thereby allowing more stability and a more balanced gait.

Stability is #1

Most canes offer a peg for support. Some offer four pegs. The Aggiornamento transcends all this with carefully crafted geometries found nowhere else.

The Aggiornamento Cane is designed with a unique foot that focuses on the biomechanical motions of heel-strike and toe-off to help synovial fluids move through your foot joints, which  provide essential nourishment and lubricating qualities to muscles, joints, tendons and fascia critical for proper mobility.

As you use the Aggiornamento Cane, the motion created helps provide the first steps toward better postural alignment and improved locomotion.

A cane that provides more stability
posture comparison of standard cane to the Aggiornamento Cane

The unique design of the patented Aggiornamento Cane provides a larger base of support and helps rotate the pelvic girdle upright of a more balanced and comfortable gait.

A new angle for better postural alignment

A unique and patented shaft angle helps locate your center of gravity over your feet for better postural alignment.

The Aggiornamento Cane's unique angled shaft helps rotate the pelvic girdle upward, which allows for a more upright stance. Your center of gravity is now positioned over your feet while the forward angle of the shaft promotes a forward-looking gait. This helps keep your head up, your field of vision wider and your cognitive processing speed faster.

The top of the cane shaft is set farther back than the bottom. This is done to maintain the arms natural alignment with the shoulder girdle and to reduce the distance between the axis of the hip joint and the contralateral hand. This design helps the foot nearest the cane strike the ground from heel to toe. When the foot strikes the ground from heel to toe it is able to act as a lever to help propel the body forward during the swing phase of the gait cycle.

When the gait cycle has reciprocal movement, the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle joints work together to load the weight of the body over and on the foot within the body's natural base of support. The head stays positioned over the body and the line of sight is in the direction you are moving, leading to better postural alignment.

patented shaft angle shaft angle patent image
provides lateral support to keep your elbows in and by your side

Lateral Support

The contact area is contoured to provide linear support up through the shoulders.

The bottom of the foot has been carefully shaped to provide a wide contact area. This allows the shaft and thus the cane to provide lateral support up through the shoulders to help move the shoulders upright and maintain your center of gravity over your base of support. This especially  helps with maneuvering in tight spaces.

Patented Length Ratios Provide a Comfortable Gait

Combining the angled shaft with carefully tuned lengths in front of and behind the shaft helps keep the body aligned

The line-of-support running from the ground contact point up through the body is constantly changing with the The Aggiornamento Cane. As the cane is brought down in front of you, the resilient bead on the heel provides an initial support in heel-strike. As you move forward, the large contact area rolls forward to a natural toe-off support position. The combination provides a mechanical advantage for better stability and balance.

works like a foot for better heel-strike and toe-off
lightweight design

Lightweight Design

At just 19-1/2 ounces, it's easy to use and carry

The foot of the Aggiornamento Cane has been engineered as a hollow reinforced structure, which allows a generous landing area without the associated weight of traditional quad canes. Coming in at a little over 19 ounces, this cane is easy to hold, easy to use and easy to carry.

Full range of heights in one cane

Height adjustment at either the top or bottom ends allows easier adjustments, and can be made small enough to fit in the overhead compartment!

The Aggiornamento Cane's patented three-piece shaft design allows a generous 17-inches of height adjustment. It's perfect for younger users while it can be compacted down to 21-inches to fit in backpacks. It's also small enough to fit within airline carry-on size limitations so you can keep it with you on the plane. No longer will you need to leave your cane with the flight attendant!

The height can be adjusted at the top and at the bottom, making it easier to adjust the cane height when climbing or descending stairs, or getting up from a chair.

fully height adjustable with patented three-segment shaft
foot tread provides better grip on most surfaces

Silent yet firm

A durable core with a resilient cover provides a silent yet confident grip.

The unique and patented Aggiornamento foot is a two-part construction of a rigid core with a resilient over-molded rubber. The generous rubber sleeve is made of a soft yet durable synthetic rubber built to withstand the rigors of daily use. Treads defined in the base help push away fluids for a more secure grip on wet surfaces.

unique color and style possibilities

Endless Possibilities for almost any Lifestyle

The combination of resilient materials and platable thermoplastics allows for new accents to meet a broad range of consumer preferences.

The unique two-part design of the Aggiornamento Cane's patented foot offers opportunities to address a broad range of consumer preferences. From the whimsical to the refined, the lavish to the price-sensitive, the Aggiornamento Cane offers a stylish accent to your life.

How to use the Aggiornamento Cane

  1. Adjust the cane so that the handle is between 2 and 3 inches above your wrist when you are standing, your arm is relaxed by your side.
    (This is higher than a normal cane's adjustment height.)
  2. Hold the cane by the handle and keep your elbow, arm and hand close to your side.
  3. Place the cane foot next to your dominant foot.
  4. Move the cane foot and your non-dominant foot forward. The back of the cane's foot strikes first. Then use the cane foot – not the handle – to roll over to the front of the foot.
    (Think of a teeter-totter: heel-strike, mid-foot, toe-off)
  5. Now bring your dominant foot forward. Allow your toes to bend and your shoulders to be upright. Your feet can now strike the ground from heel to toe as you walk.
contralateral placement of feet when using the Aggiornamento Cane

When using the Aggiornamento Cane, place the cane foot next to your dominant foot and move it with your non-dominant foot during the walking gait.

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We are excited to have been accepted to the CTIP Portfolio!

The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) is an FDA funded MedTech accelerator supporting pediatric device innovators from concept to commercialization.

Partnering with CTIP gives us the opportunity to improve the outcomes of children who require walking assistance. CTIP recognizes the unique health needs of children, and is committed to advancing new pediatric devices. The CTIP goal is to support innovators and encourage the development of safe, effective medical devices designed specifically for pediatric patients.

"No, you can't have it back!"

Esmeralda - Palm Springs, CA

"This cane makes you feel more secure as you walk."

Susan - Malibu, CA

"I didn't realize how bad my other cane was until I tried this cane."

Bernie - Fresno, CA

The Aggiornamento Cane has been designed to help develop procedural and muscle memory to keep you Aligned as Designed

By working to improve postural alignment and locomotive stability, the Aggiornamento Cane provides a new approach to cane design.

The Aggiornamento Cane by Aligned as Designed is the first cane to focus on postural stability and improved body alignment for people who require a cane. It's easy to learn how to use the cane properly, and even if you don't it still provides better support than traditional canes.

The comment we hear most from people who now use the Aggiornamento Cane is how much more stable they feel, especially going up and down the stairs. They are excited about their improved mobility and their relieved pain in their wrist, hand and shoulder.

The patented Aggiornamento Cane by Aligned As Designed has been thoughtfully crafted to provide a mechanical advantage without having to extend the arm outside of the user's natural base of support thereby allowing more stability and a more balanced gait. Read more about the science behind the cane, and find out how and why Linda developed the cane.

Or see for yourself why this cane is better. Contact us for a sample and more information on this revolutionary new product.