Design Engineering
Showcase 2021

Upraise

Tags
Assistive Technology
Human Centred Design
Co Design

Project Details

Course
Global Innovation Design
Supervisor
Thrishantha Nanayakkara
Theme
Inclusive interaction
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Upraise is an elegant seat assist that supports and fits beautifully into the homes of users with impaired mobility.

The project's objective is to explore how may we enable independence for ambulatory individuals within their homes. Current design interventions tend to appear purely functional and clinical, making the users feel ignored. As a result, these objects bear the stigma and isolate the users in a setting. With the world's population ageing rapidly, we need to rethink how we design for the ageing demographics.

Standing up from a chair is a simple yet crucial element in maintaining independence for elderly persons and individuals with disabilities. Therefore, this project can make a difference in the lives of the ageing population by restoring their autonomy.

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