Co-creational project in collaboration with GF Strong Rehabilitation centre.
This tool was designed to assist a person living with deformed upper limbs. A congenital condition called Phocomelia.
My friend wanted to become a tattoo artist and needed assistance to stretch the skin while tattooing someone. The sketch shown below was the result of the first co-creational session.
The development of the tip for this tool required 3D modelling of the moving elements to allow for 3D printing of the parts for further testing.
The design emulates the movement of the fingers when stretching a surface.
This was a great opportunity to collaborate with multiple experts and to work side by side with the final user . Co-creational techniques proved to be key to understand the real needs and aspirations of a person living with physical disability.
Materials: Anodized Aluminum tube, Silicone, Stainless Steel, Udel P-1700 Polysulfone.