Kirsty Thompson (she/her)
As a product design engineer, I have a passion for simplicity, form and user experience. I enjoy developing solutions that make a difference and have a positive impact on users. I have a keen interest in the interaction between users and technology as I believe technology can make our lives easier, however without good design, technology can have the opposite effect. My final year project focused on enhancing physiotherapy exercise programs by making the process more engaging for patients.
Physiotherapy exercise programs are not clear enough for patients to follow at home without guidance. This leads to exercises being performed incorrectly which can hinder a patient’s recovery or even cause further injury.
Flexio is a wearable rehab and prehab device with a partner app, designed to guide patients through their ankle exercises at home and ensures that the correct form is adopted. Patients and physiotherapists can view their progress and make any required changes.
Flexio has different attachment methods for the patient to cater for different needs. The attachments included a strap, an adhesive and a clip for shoes.