By : Novo
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Industrial Design & Product Design
Categories : Industrial Design / Medical & Scientific Apparel : Gold Certification
Categories : Industrial Design / Sports & Lifestyle Equipment : Silver Certification
Orthotic device specialist Equilibre requested Novo to create an upgraded version of its patented OdrA® solution. The latter relieves pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, thanks to a sophisticated mechanism called "distraction-rotation". The goal of the project was to improve the look and comfort of the original version of the device, which is the ultimate solution of its kind at a functional level.
The redesign, which undoubtedly adds value to the product, is based on a close collaboration between Novo industrial designers and Equilibre orthotists, who make custom-fit orthosis based on the leg scan. The process also comprises patient interviews as well as an analysis of competing products.
Specifications have been established so that the new design of the OdrA® orthosis exceeds expectations in terms of comfort and aesthetics. The global shape has been refined and its structure, slimmed down. The fluid curves and soft-touch materials are pleasant to the patient. The bold and colorful fasteners, reminiscent of Equilibre brand, are better integrated into the straps and cushions. The subtle textural play and neat finishing make the new OdrA® an orthosis that is willingly displayed, such as a high-tech equipment.
Industrial Designer : Novo