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Adapshoe / Adaptive shoes for sedentary workers

Adapshoe

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2018

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2018

We have created a reflexology shoe, which makes use of traditional Chinese medicine values of balancing the yin and yang in our body to achieve better general wellbeing. We pinpointed to 4 main acupressure points to stimulate on the sole of the feet. These 4 points represent different body parts respectively, of which being the chest, diaphragm, digestive system, and pelvis. We use a silica gel insole with different sized bubbles to create different pressures on the sole of the feet. Users can use the APP 'ADAPSHOE' to adjust the height of the sole aiming for point massage to enhance blood circulation.

This student has combined traditional Chinese medicine values with modern technology. A design with respect to the roots: the form of the shoe reminds of the traditional Chinese sandals.
Jury-Statement
When I saw the "Congratulations!" in the email from iF, I can't believe my eyes. Huge honor!Thank you, iF!
Winner Statement
University

Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University
Hangzhou, China

Xin Liu,
Zhejiang University

Pinhao Wang,
Zhejiang University

Yizhou Liu,
Zhejiang University

Yang Chen,
Zhejiang University