Path takes inspiration from Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease, which are chronic neurodegenerative diseases that often affect mobility. Through research with patients, scientists, neurologists and other stakeholders, I became aware of the concept of ‘fear of falling’. This fear can be as debilitating as the physical limitations themselves, and by means of reduced physical activity, can lead to reduced strength, endurance and balance.
Path aims to give greater confidence to the user whilst walking, thereby reducing the fear of falling, through the use of visual and tactile cues. The tactile cues are based on enhanced proprioceptive feedback via active stimulation through the sole of the foot. Proprioception, the feeling of one’s body in relation to space, is especially important for walking, and is often damaged in the user group. Visual cues are scientifically proven to stimulate movement, and together with the tactile feedback can aid better balance and posture for the user.
Skye (Group Project)
Skye harvests water from the clouds. With a combination of kites, helium balloons, water harvesting meshes and a water tank, the cloud harvester ‘Harvey’ successfully attracts and collects the suspended water.
Cloud water is inherently pure, harvested soon after formation. It is merely an untapped water resource.
School of Design
MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2014
I am interested in user-centred design, simplicity and the combination of different disciplines. With a background in human biology and business, I am particularly interested in medical applications, interactions and strategy.
- BSc Human Biology, King's College London, 2005
- Investment manager, Invest in Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Royal Danish Embassy London, 2011-13; Associate, JP Morgan Chase, London, 2008–11; Delivery manager, Advertising.com, AOL Time Warner, London, 2006-7
- Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2014; Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge, Imperial College London, 2013; Design4Health Conference, Sheffield University, UK, 2013; 2033: Tech Foresight, Imperial College London, 2013; Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge, Object Gallery, Sydney, 2013
- James Dyson Foundation Bursary