Wenzhou Liang

Reset Smart Brace System

 

Research Facts

 

60%

Knee Injuries in all sports related injuries

50%

ACL Injuries of knee related injuries

70%

Athletes ACL injuries occur through mechanism

(Pivoting, Cutting, Sidestepping, Awkward Landing)

 
 

8x

Athletes suffer ACL torn more in competition

200k

ACL injuries per year

100k

ACL injuries require surgery

 

1/15000 Times

Practice/compete athlete torn ACL

4-6x

Females are more likely to have knee injury

12 Months

Most ACL injury surgeries average recovery time

10.4 Million

Knee relate injuries per year

$500 Million

U.S. Healthcare cost per year spend on ACL Injuries

$30 Billion

U.S outpatient rehabilitation Market

 
 

Interview Insights

 
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“The lack of motivation is stopping me from doing the physical therapy exercise.”

 
 
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“I am not able to feel the progress, I can hardly tell the difference.”

 
 
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“It’s really hard to build trust between physical therapist and patient during exercise.”

 
 

Target User

 
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Eric Rene had a knee surgery a couple days ago, he is in the process of rehabilitation. He is looking forward to have a new supportive knee brace to assist him get through this long and uncomfortable recovery processes.

Train like an athlete, eat like a nutritionist,

sleep like a baby, win like a champion.

 
 

User Daily Tasks

 
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User Daily Task Breakdown

 
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Criteria

 
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Fluid Support

Brace provides physical support to post knee surgery patient throughout different daily tasks.

(Walking, Climb Stairs, Shower, PT exercises)

 

Progress Data

Patient can view personal data collect through tracking sensors in Reset app to see progress.

 

Motivate and Remind

The app system motivates and reminds patients to do therapy exercises according to schedule.

 

Pain Relief

Cooling is the best way to reduce the discomfort from swelling knee.

 

Physical Therapy Coaching

Within the Reset app, there are videos for every exercise to guide the patients.

 

System Diagram

 
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User Tests

 

Concept Development

 
 
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Brace Features

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Airtech

Integrated pneumatic muscles to provide flexible support.

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Cooltech

Integrated cooling channels within the brace to reduce pain.

 
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SmartKnob

Easily and intuitively adjusts the level of support for the user.

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CoolCharge

Provides cooling fluid for the channels within the brace and power to the brace.

 
 

Graphic Identity

 
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Reset app Interface

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Reset In Action