The University of Sydney
Group Student Project (Created by Christopher Simpson, Isabella Bain and Zachary Bacon)

Project Background
Six million people in Australia will suffer from a musculoskeletal disorder every year to varying degrees. These disorders range across many different specific areas of the body
Problem Statement
How can we create a wearable technology solution for lower body musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) to educate better, assist and enhance the patient experience during their physical rehabilitation therapy?
Design Solution
ReforMe is a wearable solution to assist in the rehabilitation of knee-related musculoskeletal disorder. Incorporated into sock patients can wear, ReforMe can track, analyse, report, and support MSD patients. Using a range of EMG, accelerometer and pressure sensors, the sock will be able to track daily rehabilitation exercise targets. With the companion mobile application, patients will be able to see exercise schedules, recommended activities, and their current and historical progress during MSD rehabilitation. Data used in the App will also at rehab progress milestones be used to create generative artwork, which can assist the patient in understanding how vital the progress is while also rewarding their hard work.
Design Process
My Role
On this project, my role was the technical design lead. As a team, we completed the initial research and then completed separate ideation. Once we agreed on a design, I was primarily responsible for designing and building the physical prototype. I was also responsible for the physical interaction design of ReforMe. The physical prototype was built using an Arduino fitted with a series of sensors, which interfaces with the computer using the processing language. I was also involved in the UI design of the mobile application and usability testing of the solution.
Project Video
Project Development
ReforMe Mobile App UI

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