In addition to being an industrial designer, I am physical therapist too. Spasticity was one of the pathologies that I have seen more during my career in patients after suffering an stroke.
After talking with the patients about their orthoses I realized that It was necessary to work on it.
Saphten is an innovative dynamic orthosis for controlling spasticity, and is self-adjusting with a bi-directional millimetric adjustment system.
All components are made by 3D printing with recycled plastics.
Everything is made to measure for each patient and the pressure areas are padded with foam so it will be much more comfortable.