Re-imagining orthoses treatment for scoliosis patients.
Re_Form responds to long-standing scoliosis treatment compliance issues through the design and creation of customisable orthoses leveraging co-design and algorithmic design methods. Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to ‘bend, twist and rotate’ which impacts upon the mobility and wellbeing of people with the condition which is most commonly treated through thick unsightly braces that have largely remained unchanged for decades.
Re_Form is a product/service/system that introduces innovative technologies into the orthoses design process by leveraging the co-creation possibilities of algorithmic design, to enable both patients and doctors to work together to create optimal customised designs for each patient, improving the wearability of the braces, and increasing the engagement, appreciation and compliance of the patients. With the process facilitated through a web-based customiser, there is potential for this previously overlooked medical design field to achieve highly improved outcomes. Re_Form engages with patients to form user engagement with these care objects so that patients are invested in their treatment.