The Toad Anti-Gravity Foot Brace (or Tag Brace) is an orthotic device made by Toad Medical Corporation. It is advertised to "completely [unload] the foot and ankle complex". It accomplishes this by taking the pressure normally occurring on the sole of the foot and distributing it over the the lower leg.
Our group found the brace very effective at removing pressure from the rear of the foot but largely ineffective at removing pressure from the forefoot.
This project comes as a result of a Capstone
project at Brigham Young University. The project was co-sponsored by the university and Pachyonychia Congenita Project
, a non-profit that promotes research, advocacy and support for persons with Pachyonychia Congenita (PC), a rare genetic disorder that often involves extremely painful blisters and callouses forming on the soles of the feet. You can learn more abut PC here