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2014 Sydney Design Awards - Deadlines

5 August 2014 - Extended Deadline
6 August 2014 - Judging
13 August 2014 - Finalists announced
17 August 2014 - Rating Closes
20 August 2014 - Awards Presentation

Product Design - Medical

This award celebrates creative and innovative design for either a component or overall product. Consideration given to aspects that relate to human usage, aesthetics, selection of components and materials, and the resolution of assembly, manufacturing and the overall function.

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Self Standing Partially Self Righting Walking Stick - Hilton Beck Investments Pty LTD

Product Design - Medical


- Winner

Traditional walking sticks have a tendency to fall over easily even when care is taken to find a suitable rest for them. In Many situations it simply is not possible to find a place to rest the stick, which makes attending to simpler tasks such a searching for a wallet, or to lift something from a supermarket shelf difficult. In many instances people in this position expose themselves higher risk for physical injury should they fall over whilst trying to hold onto the walking stick whilst trying to execute what should be a simple task at the same time. Inevitably walking sticks which are rested against some suitable surface will fall over. Having to bend over to retrieve the implement places the user in a position where the risk of falling is markedly increased. The IQStick is a new approach to walking stick design. Using modern lightweight high strength materials, a design emerged for a product that overcomes many of the problems associated with traditional design. An easier to use walking stick will make for a more active life, and a safer one , for many people.

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