Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2010
Becky Pilditch: RCA Innovation Design Engineering
Super Prosthetics - Experiments in Armwear
This project challenges conventional approaches to the design of prosthetics by exploring armwear as an object of empowerment, choice and identity. A series of design experiments were conducted with lead user Holly Franklin to create wearable objects that explore the relationship between Holly, her hands and her peers, for positive social interaction.
"A great example of a designer really understanding the medical condition and user need in order to redefine the problem and rethink the purpose of prosthetics. Inclusivity is based on analytical skills and ergonomic studies."
Clearblue is the brand name of Swiss Precision Diagnostics, which was formed in 2007 as a joint venture between Inverness Medical Innovations and Procter & Gamble to create, using its parent companies' complementary strengths, one of the world's foremost organisations in consumer diagnostics.