ANYWEAR – RECLAIM YOUR CLOTHES

ANYWEAR – RECLAIM YOUR CLOTHES

ANY ONE, ANY WHERE, ANY CLOTHES, ANY WAY

What: The AnyWear Device allows users to convert off-the shelf-clothing into adaptive clothing that is convenient for disable people to wear.

HowIndividuals can buy off-the-shelf clothing and customize it to suit their needs decreasing the cost of adaptive clothing by eliminating the need for an expensive new wardrobe and restoring a sense of normalcy. This allows them to dress independently and expand their wardrobe choice. Creating an optimal and disability specific cut enables the caregiver to dress their patients easily without having to force them into narrow openings.

Why: Every year, stroke causes 6 million deaths (10% of total deaths) being the second leading cause of death worldwide. Stroke survivors are 30 million worldwide every year being the third most common cause of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs). 36% of patients suffering a stroke continue to require assistance 2 years after a stroke. Dressing is an important activity of daily living for both, health management and participation in social life. Independence in dressing is considered necessary to maintain dignity and self-esteem, and imparts a sense of accomplishment.

Qualis x Anywear: Design Strategy, Prototyping, Product Design, Engineering, Production setup.