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GO Gloves

Client: Materialise

Ergonomics in action

LayerLAB, the studio’s future research division, focuses on uncovering behavioral insights to reshape everyday interactions and create forward-thinking new products.

During development of the GO wheelchair, the studio discovered that a primary concern of wheelchair users was the strain involved in self-propelling. LayerLAB developed the GO glove system to increase the level of grip between a rider’s hands and the wheelchair’s push rims. The system enables the user to lock into the super tactile push rims of the GO wheelchair and delivers a greater power-to-push ratio.

This unique system – the first of its kind – decreases the risk of injury and painful conditions common to wheelchair users.


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