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Student Showcase Archive


Lise Pape – Innovation Design Engineering

Winner: MIE Design Award for Healthcare & Patient Safety 

Joint Winner: Helen Hamlyn Award for Creativity

Path increases confidence when walking. Taking inspiration from patients with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, Path aims to create greater independence for patients and carers. Visual and tactile cues are used to trigger movement and provide enhanced proprioception. Sustained walking benefits users by increasing their abilities and reducing social isolation.

More information here

Judges' comments:

"The project should be an inspiration to all medical device companies because it puts the user at the centre of solution creation.”
Brian Firth, MIE Medical Research

"More older people than will admit it have problems with walking. This innovative design has the potential to address the problem.”  
Lady Hamlyn  

MIE Design Award for Healthcare & Patient Safety is sponsored by MIE Medical Research

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