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

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

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

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   Core77 Winner 2013                                  IDSA IDEA Silver 2014                              Spark Concept Winner 2014                          A'Design Award Silver 2016

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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.   

 

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.   

 

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.   

 

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.   
 
   

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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