Needs and criteria
The employer needed a temporary supporting device that keeps the patient still till they arrive at a hospital for the splint.
The product had to be resizable, rotatable, therefore eligible to match most people’s legs.
Aesthetics were the last factor to put in mind. However, that does not mean it should not be considered.
Due to the variety of sizes, one challenge was to fit the largest size as well as the smallest.
Details had to be modeled twice. Once for prototyping, made for 3D printing, and second for plastic injection molding.
The mechanism had to be durable since any breakage in the device could be lethal.