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Unibrace - Digitally controlled, Universal Knee Brace - Unibrace is a digitally controlled knee brace which allows users to adjust pressure around their knee, on the fly, anywhere. Users have the freedom to control their product, not have the product control them!

Through a combination of smart materials and touch sensitive input, interaction with the knee brace couldn't be more simpler and user friendly.
Unibrace - Enographic Research
Unibrace - Understanding and Translating User Requirements Into Strategy
Unibrace - Concept and System Ideation
Unibrace - Concept Exploration
Unibrace - Technology Implementation
Unibrace - Form and Interface Refinement
Unibrace - Product Use Story Board
Unibrace - Digitally controlled, Universal Knee Brace
Unibrace - Digitally controlled, Universal Knee Brace - Conducting Polymer Actuators within the knee brace's lining react to voltage change to either contract or relax at certain points around the knee, either applying or relieving pressure.

By using smart materials like this, clumbsy velcrow straps, which aren't very efficient and don't produce good enough pressure, are replaced. This simplifies the product's appearance and semantic values.
Unibrace - Digitally controlled, Universal Knee Brace - Capacitive touch sensors allow only finger input into the knee brace. This means that any knocks or bumps won't accidentally actuate the smart material to contract or relax.
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Unibrace - RSA Design Directions shortlisted design
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Jason Kline
London, United Kingdom