Posted by on January 20, 2017


LPYRNG39 explores accessible objects for people living with arthritis who have moderate to severe dexterity issues for which existing products limits their capacity to function in their home environment, more specifically when performing everyday tasks, like getting dressed. After extensive medical, market and user experience research on arthritis and people living with the condition was conducted, quick concept sketches and gesture models were produced with the main idea of lessen the pain in finger joints when performing pinching and grabbing gestures when wearing garments with buttons.

After conceptualization and 3D fabrication, a prototype was created for testing and feedback; further expanding our understanding of the user and the context in which this new product will live. The assistive ring has been designed based on customization for individual needs through CAD and 3D printing technologies, efficiently and locally produced for unique personal dexterity demands.


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