Desiree Riny creates DIY design guide for people to make their own prosthetics

People without access to healthcare can use bicycle parts and other scrap material to make their own DIY prosthetics, using a system designed by Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology graduate Desiree Riny. The designer created the guide after spending a year investigating the reality of how rural dwellers in developing countries managed their lower-limb amputations […]

Water-filled Inmergo headphones by Rocco Giovannoni allow immersive listening

Water rather than air carries sound in designer Rocco Giovannoni’s Inmergo headphones, which promise rich audio even for people who are hard of hearing. A 2019 graduate of the Royal College of Art’s MA in Design Products, Giovannoni designed the soft silicone headphones to improve upon current bone-conduction audio technology. Like other bone-conduction headphones on […]

M-Rad designs accessible tiny cabin for California campground

American firm M-Rad has created a compact, movable cabin with design elements to accommodate people with disabilities, including a shower with a seat and doorways wide enough for a wheelchair to pass through. The X-Suite dwelling is featured at Autocamp Yosemite, a glamping site in northern California that offers a range of accommodations, from tents […]

Ripple masturbation suit offers sex aid to people with disabilities

Designers Hsin-Jou Huang, Szu-Ying Lai and Chia-Ning Hsu help people with disabilities to fulfil their sexual needs with a three-part masturbation tool that includes a bodysuit, a mask and a remote control. The sex aid kit, called Ripple, is designed for people with moderate to severe functional limitations, who require caregivers to assist them in day-to-day […]

Lego launches Braille Bricks for blind and partially sighted children

Lego has created a version of its building bricks printed with letters and numbers from the braille alphabet, so blind and partially sighted children can learn to read as they play. Presented this week at the Sustainable Brands Conference in Paris, the Braille Bricks feature the same number of studs used for individual letters, numbers […]

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