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Roshan Sirohia

MA work

‘No Country for Old Men + Women’ is an exploration of walking assistive devices for the ‘younger older’ generation with an aim to create a novel, confidence-inspiring and active training experience whilst reinventing the status quo of current mobility aids.

Walking is seen as the prime sign of independence and health especially at the later stages of life. But current assistive aids are socially stigmatising, fail to encourage walking longer periods and result in the user adopting a poor posture.

Thus to promote a healthy lifestyle it is essential to re-introduce an assistive device as a ‘desirable’ product. The ‘XSTRIDE’ concept prototype to be shown will illustrate this idea. Based on the principle of Nordic Walking it is a wearable, progressive walking system designed to enhance mobility and a healthy lifestyle by incorporating minimalist organic forms and ultra lightweight materials. The project will also propose new models of awareness, production and delivery of personal mobility equipment.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2013

  • ‘No Country for Old Men + Women’ is an exploration of walking assistive devices for the ‘younger older’ generation with an aim to create a novel, confidence-inspiring and active training experience whilst reinventing the status quo of current mobility aids.

    Walking is seen as the prime sign of independence and health especially at the later stages of life. But current assistive aids are socially stigmatising, fail to encourage walking longer periods and result in the user adopting a poor posture.

    Thus to promote a healthy lifestyle it is essential to re-introduce an assistive device as a ‘desirable’ product. The ‘XSTRIDE’ concept prototype to be shown will illustrate this idea. Based on the principle of Nordic Walking it is a wearable, progressive walking system designed to enhance mobility and a healthy lifestyle by incorporating minimalist organic forms and ultra lightweight materials. The project will also propose new models of awareness, production and delivery of personal mobility equipment.

  • Degrees

  • ATCL Diploma, Communication Skills, Trinity College London, 2009; BEng, Electronics Engineering, University of Mumbai, India, 2009
  • Experience

  • Industrial designer, Future Factory LLP, Mumbai, India, 2010–11; Industrial design internship, Tata Technologies, Pune, India, 2010; Design consultant & management trainee, Seagull Cooling Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India, 2009–10; Automation & drives trainee, Siemens Ltd, Airoli, India, 2008–9
  • Exhibitions

  • Rio Tinto Sports Challenge, Imperial College, London, 2012; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Exhibition Award, Speech & Drama, Trinity College London, 2008