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Median nerve compressor - wrist rest for CTS


I re-designed a CTS wrist rest to offer comfort to the Carpal Tunnel. CTS is a disease that compresses the median nerve causing pain and hindering productivity. 

I propose a solution to this problem by designing a highly innovative wrist rest that incorporates plastic and silica gel. The cushion around the plastic base will offer comfort to the wrist. This will enhance users' mobility to perform highly in work. 

I am seeking Medical Professional’s advice for CTS and a product designer's advice for alternative materials. Any feedback or suggestions of my design idea will assist in further developing my design. 

What do you think?

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ReadyFundGo @ 2021.04.27 6:23 AM

Well done - a great idea and glad to hear you started with research.

Best of luck with the next stage.

wayde@principals @ 2021.04.28 7:33 AM
Hi Una, it might be valuable to scan blogs like this that capture stories from carpal tunnel sufferers.  They may just give you some added insight into the everyday challenges that patients face - and spark some further insight into how your product might help : Patient Tales |  

Best of luck...   

Una @ 2021.05.05 4:03 PM

Thank you, ReadyFundGo and Wayde for your valuable contribution to my design process. 

GreetingCardSalesman @ 2021.05.05 4:03 PM

Hi Una, good luck with this, I suspect with so many people working from home in less than ideal ergonomic situations we will need all the help we can get.

Maybe you could design a companion item for me that sits near my elbows and lifts my forearms off the desk and angels my hands down onto the keyboard instead of having to flex up from the heels of my palms,

Una @ 2021.05.13 6:51 AM
GreetingCardSalesman, Hello, That is a significant idea, I will take that as a form of improvement that needs in my design.

Nuella @ 2021.06.04 6:51 AM
I look forward to your experimentation and testing for this idea Una.

R Hainsworth @ 2021.09.09 1:51 AM

Good morning Una, hope all is well with you and your loved ones. 

Congratulations on your MDP journey. It has been fantastic to follow the evolution of your project. We hope that being part of the UpRising initiative has been rewarding and meaningful for you. 

As we wrap up the trial phase of the UpRising initiative and head towards the awards night in November I have a few quick questions.  If you could answer these questions in a comment below that would be so great. We want to understand how UpRising assisted you so that we can better help next year's cohort of designers. We are also curious to know if there is anything further you would like to do with your project.

1.      What were two interesting things that you experienced or found as a result of being part of the UpRising? 

2.      How did UpRising help you with your project?

3.      What would you like to do with your project and what would help you get there?

4.      How did seeing other UpRising projects affect your designing and learning experience? 

5.      What would you like to see added to the UpRising initiative to better help next year's students?


One last thing, can you add in a ‘Start to Finish’ photo of your project? Stitch a photo of early drawing or prototype next to an image of your finished product and update your post with this image.

Congratulations once again and looking forward to seeing you in November. You have done an amazing job and we are very proud of the 2021 cohort. 

See you soon

R Hainsworth @ 2021.11.20 8:36 AM

Congratulations on all of your hard work this year and for being the first year 12 design students to be part of The UpRising.  The 8 judges have been busy going through all the major design projects to decide which projects should be awarded hundreds of dollars in seed funding and mentoring, to take their project to the next level. The judges have used a points system, 3 points for the project they felt was the most impressive, 2 points for a second outstanding project and 1 point for a project that really resonated with them. Three projects will be awarded Seed funding and mentoring 

  • First Place $1000 Seed funding

  • Second place 750

  • Third place 500

The winners will be assisted with the continued development of their project next year by the very cool company Nectir

We are holding an Awards night to announce the winners and we would love to have you all there. It’s online so you can join in from wherever you are. 6pm - 7pm Thursday evening 9th December. 

Click here to get your tickets. 

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Wishing you the best of luck with your final exams. Awards night is on the 9th December

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