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     REACH concept is a project that came together at the 24 Hour Inclusive Design 4 Health Challenge.

 

     REACH looks to facilitate the well being for people living with Motor Neurone Disease. This is enabled through providing a power assistive garment which helps in moving the arm or leg. Working in a team of Doctors, Nurses, Designers, and Patient provided deep insights gathering and rapid prototyping opportunities to validate our concept.

 

     Michael, who is a patient with Motor Neuron Disease was showing us a product he already uses to assist him with his walking. Because of the disease he had difficulty in moving the muscles in his foot. An elastic band lifts the foot up for a more natural gait, to prevent him from falling.

 

     Reach is a garment that takes this idea to assist the movement in a subtle manner.

 

     The project is now taken up by researchers at Sheffield.

 

Featured in: The Star

Project Info

Project for "24Hour Challenge" at "Design4Health"

Location - Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Project Type - Hack-a-thon, Partnership with NHS

 

Project Lead - Jim Dawton, Lise Pape (RCA)

Graphic Designer - Elizabeth Raby (RCA), Dario Martini

Design Engineer - Yuki Machida

Patient Collaborator - Michael Iles, Chris Yeardley

Doctor - Chris McDermott

 

Media:

Concept Communication - Graphic

Concept Mock-up - Strings

 

 

Year: 2013, July | Duration: 24hr

 

 

Supersaturation - Structural Growth

PlayPod - Future Transport/Cities

FoodChar - Carbon Negative

Kumo Homes - Affordable Living

Murr-ma - Amphibious Prosthesis

REACH - Force Assistive Grament

Project Anima - Second Skin

 

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