Becca Davies recently joined our Innovation Centre team for a month long internship. Becca wanted to gain some design experience before going on to study 3D design at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle.
We gave Becca the task of developing our medical device holder. Using recently received family feedback, she went on to create this fun but functional rocket shelving unit to hold all manner of medical equipment at the bedside.
Becca told us:
“My time with CIC has been invaluable! The guys that work here and the families they help day in and day out have been a massive inspiration to me. Not only have they been an endless source of knowledge and talent to learn from – boosting my skills and competency as a designer. But they have also taught me about the great things that can be achieved through product design – happiness, excitement and making what people with disabilities once thought was unreachable, reachable.
I worked closely with Anna, mother of Osian to realise the design and form of my Rocket Medical Stand. She needed it to organise Osian’s everyday things so I designed it to be accessible and open, easing the interaction between herself and the equipment. Alongside this I wanted the stand to bring a little extra joy to their everyday lives hence the out-of-this-world rocket form!”
Good job Becca – and good luck with your studies!