Medical Device Designs

December 22, 2020

RIT students in the Industrial Design (BFA and MFA) and Graphic Design programs showcased the power of industry partnership as they worked with medical technology company Stryker to design home healthcare products. Student teams produced innovative medical device designs, including a postural drainage device to help those with pneumonia recover faster, a pressure-easing mattress pad that aids lower-body injury recovery and an adaptable chair for dialysis patients. 

"When you're working with graduate students or students in other majors, you just get a really diverse skill set," Emily Tichonuk '19 (Industrial Design) said of the collaborative experience of creating home medical device designs. "So people can emphasize their different strengths and work together to create tings that you probably would not be able to do if it was just you working on a project."