Next Generation Prosthetics

Challenge

Working closely in partnership with advanced prosthetics specialists Össur, KD were asked to support the re-design and update of the RHEO KNEE outer covers enabling prosthetic users to live fuller lives, whilst ensuring components withstand demanding everyday rigours across all environmental conditions.

Sector
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Prototyping

Impact

  • Winner of prestigious iF Design Award & Red Dot Design Award 2019
  • Assisting Össur to to maintain a market leader position in the global bionic knee market
  • Increased positive customer feedback on improved mobility and quality of life
  • Creating prosthetics that users’ wear with pride in line with the rise of the ‘super human’ movement
  • Allowing Össur to articulate brand values through new aesthetics and increased usability to appeal to a wider audience

Concept Generation

Creating a range of concepts, listening and adapting based on international requirements to create a design that worked with the target markets.

Integrated Engineering and Industrial Design

Utilising our collaborative industrial design and mechanical engineering teams to create a range of technically feasible concepts that were presented to the wider Össur team through sketches, renders and CAD.

Rheo Knee

Build and Test

Creating simulations to perform rapid prototyping and load application to test rigidity.

RHEO KNEE

Data Issue for Production

KD worked with Össur’s selected supplier reviewing tooling modifications and inspecting part quality ensuring a smooth transition through assembly.

Get in touch

To find out more, contact Sunny Panesar our Medical Portfolio Manager