Hey there,

Wallis here.

Hope you are well.

As a final-year Product Design Engineering student,

I am driven to improve the ecological integration of our community through design.

I enjoy experience design, research, concept generation and problem-solving, as well as developing form, through searching for beauty and efficiency.

Experience in personalised healthcare design, overseas at the University of Virginia Biomedical Engineering Design Lab, in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, on the lands of the Monacan people, inspired my final-year project direction:

Working with a young need-knower with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Aidan, his parent, Nadia, and paediatric occupational therapist specialising in dynamic splints, Sue Berres,

The design combines an elastic exomuscle, to support the wrist and elevate the hand in a functional position for hand use, with built-in reprogrammable effects to give the hand and arm new powers.