PRODUCT DESIGN, INNOVATION

Elle

In the United States alone, there are 1.8 million people living with limb loss. Swimming helps amputee to work out harder and longer without increased pain because of the water gravity. Elle is an innovative prosthetic leg and swimwear for single-leg below the knee swimmers to compete with able-bodied swimmers.

STATUS     Concept Project

ROLE       Project Lead, Product Design, & Innovation

RESULTS    Coree77 Winner 2013

           IDSA IDEA SIlver 2014

           Spark Concept Winner 2014

           A’ Design Award Silver 2016

PRODUCT DESIGN, INNOVATION

FORMÉ

Formé Shoeshaper is the secret to personalizing the fit of your shoes so every pair feels custom made. It improves comfort in an hour so we can wear shoes for hours not minutes. Shoes are more comfortable with Formé, look better and feel amazing.

STATUS    Available at Neiman Marcus and online.

PARTNER   Formé Team

ROLE      Product Design, CMF, Product Animation

 

PRODUCT DESIGN, INNOVATION

FORMÉ

Formé Shoeshaper is the secret to personalizing the fit of your shoes so every pair feels custom made. It improves comfort in an hour so we can wear shoes for hours not minutes. Shoes are more comfortable with Formé, look better and feel amazing. 

STATUS    Available at Neiman Marcus and online.

PARTNER   Formé Team

ROLE      Product Design, CMF, Product Animation

 

PRODUCT DESIGN, INNOVATION

FORMÉ

Formé Shoeshaper is the secret to personalizing the fit of your shoes so every pair feels custom made. It improves comfort in an hour so we can wear shoes for hours not minutes. Shoes are more comfortable with Formé, look better and feel amazing.

STATUS    Available at Neiman Marcus and online.

PARTNER   Formé Team

ROLE      Product Design, CMF, Product Animation

 

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Challenges

Balance - Amputees find it difficult to swim in streamlined position. Human leg has a specific volume and density which attributes to our balance; the loss of a leg will result in imbalanced buoyancy due to unequal upward water pressure between left and right side of the body.

Multifunction - There are 3 phases in competition: launching off, swimming, and flip turning. Each phase requires different energy release profile.

Comfort - Since the leg will have to move both rapidly and regularly, it is important to ensure comfort by having a tight fit between the stump and the prosthetic.   

 

The Story

 

Formé ShoeShapers was born to help women personalize the fit of any shoe style. We all have unique feet, now we have the control to fit our shoes according to our needs instead of asking our feet to conform to manufacturing standards of the shoe brands we love.   

 

The Story

Formé ShoeShapers was born to help women personalize the fit of any shoe style. We all have unique feet, now we have the control to fit our shoes according to our needs instead of asking our feet to conform to manufacturing standards of the shoe brands we love.   

 

The Story 

Formé ShoeShapers was born to help women personalize the fit of any shoe style. We all have unique feet, now we have the control to fit our shoes according to our needs instead of asking our feet to conform to manufacturing standards of the shoe brands we love.   

 

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Elle Leg

Vacuum socket - it reduces pain and improves endurance.

Adjustable Air Chamber it controls buoyancy and helps amputees to maintain their streamlined position in the water.

Flexed Ankle - it is made out of a metal plate to increase energy return. It is interchangeable to match an individual’s strength, and has an elastic band on the back, which will helps users launch off with reduced energy loss.

Interchangeable Fin - it can be changed according to athlete's needs. Elle’s frame will be personalized to match the volume of the athlete's other leg.

 

The Story

 

Formé ShoeShapers was born to help women personalize the fit of any shoe style. We all have unique feet, now we have the control to fit our shoes according to our needs instead of asking our feet to conform to manufacturing standards of the shoe brands we love.   

 

The Story

Formé ShoeShapers was born to help women personalize the fit of any shoe style. We all have unique feet, now we have the control to fit our shoes according to our needs instead of asking our feet to conform to manufacturing standards of the shoe brands we love.   

 

The Story 

Formé ShoeShapers was born to help women personalize the fit of any shoe style. We all have unique feet, now we have the control to fit our shoes according to our needs instead of asking our feet to conform to manufacturing standards of the shoe brands we love.   

 

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Elle Swimwear

Elle swimwear is made out of woven elastene-nylon and polyurethane, a material that repels water and increase buoyancy. In addition, it compresses muscle to vibrate less.

 

The Story

 

Formé ShoeShapers was born to help women personalize the fit of any shoe style. We all have unique feet, now we have the control to fit our shoes according to our needs instead of asking our feet to conform to manufacturing standards of the shoe brands we love.   

 

The Story

Formé ShoeShapers was born to help women personalize the fit of any shoe style. We all have unique feet, now we have the control to fit our shoes according to our needs instead of asking our feet to conform to manufacturing standards of the shoe brands we love.   

 

The Story 

Formé ShoeShapers was born to help women personalize the fit of any shoe style. We all have unique feet, now we have the control to fit our shoes according to our needs instead of asking our feet to conform to manufacturing standards of the shoe brands we love.   

 

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