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Xinyang Tan – Innovation Design Engineering

Winner: MIE Design Award for Healthcare  

Vigor is an orthotic product which can provide automatic support for weak muscles of children who have a physical impairment and encourages them to complete movements. When the user is about to move, muscle signal will be detected and analysed. A mechanical system will then be activated to add extra strength for the movement.

Judge’s comment:
"A great example of a designer who has combined the best of available and new technology to solve fundamental health and well being issues.”
Brian Firth, MIE Medical Research

This Award is sponsored by MIE Medical Research

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