2023 results

The Cionic Neural Sleeve
by Fuseproject

The Cionic Neural Sleeve™ by Fuseproject
Photo by Fuseproject

Winner: Product design (health and wellbeing) of the year 2023. Design Project of the Year 2023.Fuseproject has designed The Cionic Neural Sleeve for Cionic.

The Cionic Neural Sleeve is a first-of-its-kind healthcare product at the intersection of design, data and the human body created to restore and improve mobility.

The Neural Sleeve's groundbreaking innovation serves those living with neuromuscular diagnoses such as MS and spinal injuries.

The technology leverages personalised algorithms to analyse an individual's gait pattern and deliver functional electrical stimulation (FES) to activate the correct muscles and support gait in real time.

Fuseproject's sleeve design for the bionic startup Cionic empowers users with a new freedom of movement and motion rehabilitation – allowing for more fully engaged and independent lives.

Judges comments: "Clever integration of technology into fabric which has the far-reaching possibility to vastly improve the quality of life for many. Despite everything that it's programmed to achieve, the design doesn’t have a medical appearance which helps to remove any stigma for the wearer."

"For the millions of people suffering from muscular degenerative diseases or injury, this product has the greatest potential to improve the user’s ability to walk and therefore their quality of life.

"Working with sophisticated technologies, the design studio has managed to conceal complex electronics into a slender product that wraps elegantly around the leg without an overly medical appearance. The product represents a perfect marriage of science, technology and design."

Studio: Fuseproject
Project: The Cionic Neural Sleeve™
Credits: Cionic™

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