Project dates: 17/05/2019 - Ongoing
Why it matters
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological condition that can affect people from all walks of life. Symptoms may include muscle rigidity, tremor, postural instability and slowness of movement. Conservatively estimates indicates that more than 80,000 Australians are living with Parkinson’s and each person is affected differently and the rate of progression varies greatly between individuals. Every Parkinson’s patient is different and will have a different combination of symptoms, different levels of intensity and will progress at a different rate. As a result, the method by which PD symptoms are assessed and managed as it progresses is complex and often imprecise, inhibiting proper medical intervention.
Phase 1: Develop direction, vision and scope of project (physical and digital solutions)
Phase 2: Identify design directions through research and early conceptualisation
Phase 3: Prototype design concepts for testing
Phase 4: Finalise working prototype
Phase 5: Deploy and refine final prototype