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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2015 ➔ Moxxi - Facilitating physical rehabilitation in the home through inclusive design


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Katherine Moriwaki (thesis advisor)
Andrew Zornoza (thesis advisor)
Fabiola Einhorn (designer)
Parsons the New School for Design. Design & Technology Dept. (sponsoring body)


May 14 2015


Designer's statement: Moxxi is a simple, intuitive, animated rehabilitation sculpture designed to help primarily the elderly and disabled going through physical rehabilitation in the home. Available for rent from a physical therapist or available for purchase, Moxxi tracks your exercises and stimulates mirror neurons by performing the exercises with you. If the user has not performed their required exercises for the day, Moxxi will get eager to move in the presence of the user as a non-obtrusive reminder. As different weight classes are exchanged at the user’s therapist office, a vast number of upper extremity and torso strengthening or range of motion exercises are supported. Most importantly - designing inclusive and empathetic medical devices for the home that can be part of your interior decoration, facilitates communication with caretakers and helps turn a patient’s home into a person’s home.



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