ergonomic design

ankle foot orthosis

In collaboration with Nea International we optimised the Push ortho Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO). The goal of this project was to find the right balance between stiffness in one direction and flexibility in the other direction.

ergonomic design
optimizing between stiffness and flexibility

Virtual development in collaboration with physical therapist! Shorter development time, reduced prototypes and a lightweight and comfortable design. 

The right stiffness and flexibility was guaranteed by selecting the right fiber filled thermoplastic, optimizing material thickness and changing the injection location to get better control over the fiber orientation.

"Expert knowledge to reach an optimal result for the Push Orthosis."

Cyril Smals
+31 (0)88 115 1900

services in this project
aesthetics & design
material characterisation
structural finite element analysis
usability studies