GO Gloves

Effortless Extension

During development of the GO wheelchair, the studio discovered that a primary concern of wheelchair users is the strain involved in self-propelling. LAYER developed the GO glove system to increase the level of grip between a rider’s hands and the wheelchair’s push rims. The system enables the user to lock into the super tactile push rims of the GO wheelchair and delivers a greater power-to-push ratio.

This unique system – the first of its kind – decreases the risk of injury and painful conditions common to wheelchair users.

Client

Layer Lab

Sector

Apparel

Year

2016

Disciplines

Strategic research
Industrial design
Digital design
Colour, material and finish
Engineering
Design for manufacture
Art direction

Awards

Fast Company Innovation by Design Award – Best Product
Design Index Award – Best Product
Ideat Designer of the Year

We study ergonomic interactions through iterative testing to redefine comfort and increase performance