Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE (free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Smart Crutch for PD / Medicine / Healthcare

Smart Crutch for PD
Smart Crutch for PD

Due to the incapability to control muscles, Parkinson’s patients are often asked to carry crutch to prevent them from falling down. We enhance the structure of the crutch by adding damper to stabilize the crutch. Moreover, we also add a laser indicator at the bottom of the crutch, which could improve the gait performance for patients. To better our design, a somatosensory recorder is added onto the crutch to record the shaking times of the patients’ hands. The recorded data would definitely assist doctors to help patients to recover.

University

Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Tainan, Taiwan

Chuie Yu-Shan,
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Lin Yi-Da,
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Chen Shin-Yi,
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Zhou Jie-Yu,
Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology