Social stigma surrounding health devices can have a detrimental effect on the treatment of an array of problems, so the conceptual ‘Brace’ wearable has been developed with this in mind.
The wearable is designed for treating children with pectus carinatum and works by being positioned onto the chest to provide gradual compression to help bring it back to shape. The noninvasive, discreet design of the health wearable will allow children to keep it on continuously without having to feel embarrassed or awkward.
The conceptual ‘Brace’ wearable is the design work of UK-based PDR for R&D Surgical Ltd. and is the winner of the 2020 iF Gold Design Award. The wearable identifies the need for modern healthcare devices to help patients feel more confident when going about their daily lifestyle.