Open Canes: The Future Of Webbing?

With the advent of 3D printing, there is a lot of discussion about the future of webbing. What does this mean for the industry as a whole? How will it change the way we use materials? In this blog post, we will explore some of the potential implications of open canes and how they could change the way we use webbing in the future. From medical applications to new ways to make gear, read on to learn more about this fascinating topic.

What is Open Canes?

Open canes are a new type of cane that use webbing rather than a traditional handle. They allow for a more flexible and comfortable grip, and they are designed to be more durable. Open canes may one day become the standard way to use a cane, especially because they are less expensive than traditional canes.

How Open Canes Works

OpenCanes is a startup founded in 2014 that is working on a new type of webbing for use in prosthetic devices. OpenCanes has been able to create a more flexible, durable and lightweight webbing than what is currently available. Their webbing can be used in devices such as crutches, canes and walkers.

The current option for webbing for prosthetic devices is made from metal wire that is very stiff and does not allow for much movement or flexibility. OpenCanes’webbing is made from a synthetic material that allows for greater movement and flexibility than metal wire. This could potentially make prosthetic devices more comfortable to wear and easier to use.

One of the biggest benefits of OpenCanes’webbing is that it can be customized to fit each individual’s needs. The metal wire option currently available on the market requires prosthetists to make adjustments to the device based on the individual’s height, weight and leg length. With OpenCanes’webbing, there would no longer be need for these adjustments which would save time and money.

There are still some challenges that need to be addressed before OpenCanes’webbing can be commercially available. Chief among these challenges are durability and cost-effective production methods. However, with continued research and development, OpenCanes appears poised to become the future of webbing for prosthetic devices.

How Open Canes Can Benefit You

The use of webbing in canes has been around for a long time. It has been used by people with disabilities to help them walk and feel more mobile. The use of webbing allows people with disabilities to move their arms and hands freely.

Webbing can also be helpful for people who have difficulty lifting their arms overhead. This is because the webbing allows them to hold onto objects or walk using a support system.

Some people are starting to use open canes instead of traditional canes. Open canes are similar to traditional canes, but they have no metal parts. This means that they are more flexible and less likely to broken or bent when used incorrectly.

Open canes are perfect for people who want a cane that is both sturdy and comfortable. They also do not need to worry about the metal parts breaking or becoming loose over time.

The Downsides of Open Canes

Open canes have been around for centuries and are still used by many people as a form of transportation. There are some downsides to open canes, though.

One downside is that open canes are less sturdy than closed canes. This means that they may not be as strong when used for activities like walking or climbing. Additionally, open canes may also be more susceptible to damage, including from objects in the environment.

Another downside is that open canes are less comfortable than closed canes. This is because the metal frame of an open cane often makes contact with the ground more frequently than with a closed cane. This could lead to discomfort and even pain over time.

Despite these few drawbacks, open canes continue to be popular as a form of transportation and mobility aid. They may have limitations, but they offer an alternative to traditional devices like wheelchairs and walkers that are often too cumbersome or difficult to use on a daily basis.


In the world of webbing, there seems to be no end in sight for how far the design and function of canes can be taken. With so many different applications and designs available, it is clear that open canes are here to stay – at least for a while. It will be interesting to see what new developments are made in this field over time, as designers seem to be constantly searching for new ways to improve upon the classic open cane design.