Description of project:
In this project, I designed a wrist and ankle brace out of accessible materials and an with origami principles for unfortunate populations in developing nations.
Purpose of project:
The purpose of the project was to develop the idea around a product a long with its logistics. On top of this, to create prototypes of the idea. This project was part of a paid internship with Bayha Group. Us interns went through a learning process with professionals on product development and dynamics in the workplace.
One of the biggest challenges was designing the ankle brace with the limitations of cardboard being the only robust material and the product having to come from a single sheet of material. On top of that, figuring out how to design the profile of the sheet so that the ankle brace is actually effective and holds the joint in the optimal healing position.
Here is the recording of my product presenation: