Prototyping Crutch Grips!

Today we had two participants come into the lab to play with different craft supplies and come up with ideas for a future grip for a pair of crutches. Our advisor was recently meeting clinicians at UMD Medical who discussed having a grip made for crutches. A lot of their patients are on crutches long term and many end up having wrist problems as a result of the crutches. We are working on potential designs to relieve stress on the wrist while using crutches. In the future, we hope to include these designs in our grip fab application for all users to print and utilize.  Today, we met with two participants who have experience using crutches long term. They used supplies like play-dough, foam, and sketch paper to think of potential designs. 20150929_121759

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