ski~mojo Features On New Documentary Inventing The Impossible: The Big Life Fix And Helps Severely Disabled Man To Snowboard Again

Snowboarder, Graham Naylor, was featured on the recent BBC documentary, Inventing the Impossible: The Big Life Fix, shown on July 26, 2018 – the program focuses on a team of inventors who aim to improve the lives of inspiring people with different problems.

Forty year old Graham was caught and buried in an avalanche which resulted in severe brain trauma, leaving him paralysed and unable to walk, but determined to once again snowboard on a mountain. Award-winning engineer Yusuf Muhammed was tasked with designing a way to make Graham’s dream come true.

Following several attempts at creating a snowboard suitable for Graham’s needs, Yusuf discovered the ski~mojo and integrated that into his design, ultimately providing the essential element needed to make the goal successful.

The device was tested at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead and the indoor London slope, Chel-Ski before Graham travelled to the resort of Ischgl in the Austrian Alps in his attempt to once again take to the slopes.

Yusuf Muhammed said:

Whilst looking for a solution to take some of the weight off Graham’s legs, we stumbled across ski~mojo. It was really helpful as it helped stabilise and support his body position without restricting his movements. It really complemented the custom upright snowboard I designed.

Manging Director of ski~mojo, Martin Hannaford, said:

We were delighted to see ski~mojo being used by the team on The Big Life Fix and it was wonderful to see how it helped Graham snowboard once again. We know ski~mojo can help all kinds of skiers and snowboarders of all abilities with issues ranging from mild knee pain to those with severe disabilities like Graham’s. Thousands of skiers and snowboarders are using ski~mojo on the slopes every winter, staying on the slopes longer than they otherwise could; but you are probably not aware of them as the ski~mojo is worn “invisibly” under their ski wear.

You can see Graham’s challenge on the BBC iPlayer.

RRP: £480 (UK price, including VAT)
Available to purchase worldwide at skimojo.com.

    Company Information

    Specially developed using medical insights in Great Britain, ski~mojo is a light weight skiing support that uses spring recoil technology to take up to a third of the strain off the legs and knees by providing kinetic energy to assist leg extension. ski~mojo supplements the power of the leg muscles, this in turn reduces impact, substantially delays muscle fatigue and alleviates leg and knee pain. The ski~mojo is an exoskeleton for the legs with a comfortable knee support containing powerful springs. Easy to use and worn under ski pants the ski~mojo is totally discreet.

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    Design engineer Yusuf Muhammed and Graham Naylor in Ischgl

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