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ARA / Personalised knee rehab

ARA
ARA

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2018

ARA

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2018

Every year, 2.5 million people suffer from an injury to knee, most of them to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. After this patient need to undergo a painful and lonely rehabilitation period of at least 9 to 12 months.
Meet Ara, the smart rehabilitation bracelet. Ara continuously monitors the injured knee to provide an increased amount of insights which enables practitioners to take humanized, and data driven decisions to personalize the rehabilitation plan for each individual. It empowers patients to take an active role in their own rehabilitation by providing live and precise feedback on their activities throughout the day.

Thoughtful and practical design that really helps.
Jury-Statement
I feel grateful to have been given the honor of receiving the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this project but a special thanks to the Umeå Institute of Design, which has no doubt been crucial to my development as a designer, and the Nokia design team for their amazing support during this project!
Winner Statement
University

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Rik Oudenhoven,
Umeå Institute of Design

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