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Vacostep / Modular Forefoot Orthesis

Vacostep

iF concept design award 2013

Vacostep

iF concept design award 2013

Vacostep is a modular, orthopedic shoe ortheses to effectively treat diabetes-related complications and similar indications in the toe and forefoot area. This concept not only incorporates innovative orthopedic features; it also sports a fashionable, non-medical appearance in order to improve patient acceptance and actual usage. This universal design concept takes the needs of the broad, predominantly elderly user group into account and delivers a flexible, functional form of near-term treatment. The modular product design makes for a sustainable, affordable solution that produces positive associations and encourages individual mobility.

<p> It put a big smile on my face. It is still there.</p>
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University

Fachhochschule Salzburg

Fachhochschule Salzburg
Kuchl, Austria

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Design

Fachhochschule Salzburg

Wansch, Aaron
Schwand, Austria

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