Beazley Designs of the Year Product
This neck collar is the result of digital methods of making, combining 3D scanning, procedural design and 3D printing. Its form is derived from an algorithm that mimics the structure of bone, creating a collar that is light and strong.
The process is quicker and more responsive to patient feedback than traditional methods of manually casting, sculpting and moulding plastic.
Developed by an NHS doctor for a patient with a neurodegenerative disorder, the twin of this collar is worn every day. It has led to improvements in the user’s posture and breathing where other devices had failed.
Designed by Luke Hale.
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