Final year project
Treating Acute Shoulder Pain in Competitive Volleyball Players, Caused by Overhead… [Read more]
Final Year Design Project- PHASE
23%-43% of competitive volleyball players complain of shoulder strain in a season. This is due to the repetitive overhead movements used throughout a game. Current treatments for general shoulder strain are ice, compression, exercise, and surgery if necessary.
Phase is a hot and cold treatment specialised for competitive volleyball players to use post-game. Phase uses thermoelectric cooling technology to optimise player’s performance within a season.
PHASE- Thermocooling Technology
Peltier modules allow Phase to rapidly change temperature ranging from 6 to 45 degrees. Studies have shown that hot and cold cycles can improve recovery for athletes.
PHASE - Rapid Detachment
Front release clips allow for quick and comfortable removal of Phase. With a single press, the garment can be detached from the user below shoulder height reducing shoulder strain.
PHASE - Adjustable, Neoprene Straps
In both configurations, the Phase can be tailored to the user's body shape and velcroed at any point along the strap. This increases support without causing the user to feel restricted.
PHASE - Multiple Configurations
With volleyball shoulder injuries ranging in a variety of places from multiple factors, PHASE provides two configurations to support and treat the pain received after games.
PHASE - Custom Cycles
Phase's twin modules allow for custom temperatures if required.
Live Projects - PALM
Palm treats primary hyperhidrosis a condition that causes users to sweat 4 times the average amount, mainly affecting their palms and soles. This embarrassing condition debilitates users and affects their lives greatly. The current treatment of iontophoresis causes temporary relief to users, but existing products have little user consideration. Palm bridges the gap between medical and consumer in a device that users can be proud to display in their homes.
PALM : Condition Management
With the app and integrated controller, Palm allows users to track their progress. Allowing for easier integration for the treatment in their lifestyle.
Passionate about solving design challenges through well-informed and aesthetically conscious solutions.
My design output consists of visual aesthetics through concept ideation, sketching and rendering. These are grounded through a strong understanding of manufacture developed during my time at VAX. I constantly question my views on design through interactions with peers, mentors, and experts in the industry, allowing me to refine my skills daily. This year I have expanded my knowledge in user experience design and plan to incorporate this in future briefs.
Final year project
Treating Acute Shoulder Pain in Competitive Volleyball Players, Caused by Overhead Movements Within a Season.
From July 2019 to September 2020, I worked at VAX as an Industrial Design Intern.
My daily tasks were rendering on Keyshot, producing prototypes in the workshop, and communicating manufacturing intents to the factories. Through colleagues in my design team, I was able to learn from experts in the industry giving me a greater understanding of the design world outside of University.