What did you initially build / test? What does your prototype look like and how will you improve on it?
We initially built our rigid frame prototype by using a v-belt and making it rigid with sticks attached to the front side of the belt. And we attached elastic bands on both sides of the belt. After arthrogryposis simulation, we decided to improve on our design by using longer elastic bands, shorter sticks connected with medical tubes (more adjustable), and adding clips for pants.
What do you plan on doing in the upcoming week?
Get longer bands and medical tubes to make a refined prototype. We are also conducting a user interview with a 7-year-old patient from the Shriner’s and reaching out to Sarah for further advice and suggestions.