9 January 2013 – Braun “Special Mention” for NUS graduate’s walking aid design
ReAble, a mobility aid built to help the elderly live active and independent lives, has received a "Special Mention" citation at the international BraunPrize 2012. The walking frame has an enhanced grip and a twist-lock feature that folds the frame for portability.
Roger Yeo Wei Ming, a National University of Singapore graduate, designed ReAble for his grandmother. He said: “Seeing her struggle with everyday activities such as walking, inspired me to design ReAble. Since she started using the walking frame, she has become more active and happier too!”
Yeo is collaborating with NUS to patent the product; and is looking to conduct further user-tests with residents of old folks’ homes and rehabilitative care centres to refine the design of the walking aid.