the graduated spine support system provides dynamic back support for patients suffering from medical conditions which cause joint hypermobility and chronic musculoskeletal issues that require daily spinal support. using data assessed by an integrated neural network, the lightweight cable mechanism of the graduated spine support system can easily and precisely adjust to the wearer’s rigidity and support level.


GS[3]’s lightweight cable mechanism can easily and precisely adjust to the wearer’s rigidity and support level

 

 

the winner of reshape competition, organized by noumena in partnership with IN(3D)USTRY– from needs to solutions, is gradual spine support system – GS[3] – designed by  snezhana paderina and nikita replyanski. it is produced with the primary aim of reinventing the orthopedic brace so that people with medical conditions can have both spinal support with a broad range of mobility and also look fashionable while wearing it. in the bid to achieve this laudable aim, the team carried out a careful analysis of the existing products in the market and was able to notice some restrictions and flaws which include excess weight, limited freedom of movement, and use of inefficient materials.


the flexible spine and smart behavior are achieved by integrating the neural network with 3D-printed components.

 

 

the device is also designed to enhance existing musculature and secure the spinal column to provide an adaptive ‘super power’ that can be utilized for people performing strenuous tasks such as moving furniture or working in a warehouse. the system’s high degree of comfort comes from meticulously selected, high-performance tech fabrics and its anatomically shaped structure. 

 

video © reshape

 

 

the flexible spine and smart behavior are achieved by integrating the neural network with 3D-printed components. a patient undergoing physical rehabilitation can take many months to gradually rebuild muscle, so the medical needs of the patient will change depending on the stage of recovery. while being a functional device, the system is still a part of one’s outfit and functions like a fashionable accessory.


GS[3]’s goal is to reinvent the orthopedic brace so that people like polina could have both spinal support with a broad range of mobility and look good while wearing it


the system’s high degree of comfort comes from meticulously selected, high-performance tech fabrics and its anatomically shaped structure

 

 

team: 

 

snezhana paderina
nikita replyanski

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

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