Winner Announced - AXA PPP Health Tech & You Future Award 2017
The Future Award, partnered by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, is one of the six AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards 2017 and was presented last week at the Design Museum, London. This Award looked for products, services, systems or devices that address future health challenges in a narrative, imaginative and human-centred way.
This year’s Future Award winner is Sensewear, a collection of clothes and accessories that emphasise and stimulate the use of senses and to improve awareness of them. Some Sensewear items are designed to mute physical sensations, some to sharpen them. The collection is inspired by therapies applied to Sensory Processing Disorders and developed with the technical support of therapists who assist people affected with autism. Anxiety, stress and panic attacks are the most typical symptoms of autism, but also, as many other people also suffer from these conditions, the collection is not only aimed at people with disabilities, but for people living busy and often stressful lives. The goal is to design an attractive, inclusive collection that can be worn by anyone