Next Generation Prosthetics

ChallengeWorking 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.
Disciplines Design Engineering Prototyping
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.

For over 40 years, Össur has been committed to developing innovations to help more people, particularly those with limb loss and limb difference, live a life without limitations. It is an honor to receive an iF Design Award along with KD for our RHEO KNEE XC, which is a wonderful affirmation of our dedication to our mission and acknowledgement of an important technology that has helped countless amputees around the world.

President and CEO Jon Sigurdsson


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.

Winner of iF Design Award 2019 in Medicine / Health category
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

Get in touch

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