Assessing Bodystorming Simulators for Healthcare Design and Innovation: Rehabilitation Professionals’ Perspective

Alakananda Banerjee, Amitoj Singh, and Pradeep Kumar




A series of bodystorming exercises was conducted by 20 design students at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India as a part of the course on applied ergonomics.. The study had highlighted the importance of multidisciplinary learning and collaboration between designers and doctors for healthcare design and innovation projects.[1] this pilot study showed that a collaborative model of education would enable design students to undertake projects for different medical situations/disabilities and also promote entrepreneurship in the field of healthcare innovation. A workshop explaining the significance of bodystorming simulators in design of human centered products, services, systems and infrastructure, was conducted with 34 Physical Therapist and occupational therapist at the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Max Healthcare, Saket, New Delhi to assess potential of body storming simulators as designers’ tool.

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