13 Dec 2023 ➜ Deep Dive: Award Winners | Diia App ++

13 Dec 2023 ➜ Deep Dive: Award Winners | Diia App ++

NXTI - Smart tights for stroke patients

In his presentation, designer Tien Han Huang will show us how he created his award-winning project „Smart tights for stroke patients“.

About the Project: NXTI - Smart tights for stroke patients

Winner of the "UX Design Award | New Talent" 2022

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Nxti is developed for stroke patients suffering from hemiplegia. The textile muscle supports the muscles of the lower limb so that patients can stay in the correct position and rehabilitate themselves. Thanks to a variety of sensors in the clothing, patients can also monitor the condition of their muscles. The vibration motors will vibrate if the user puts his body weight on one side for too long and should show the user which muscles to activate accordingly.

UXDA-Jury member Tapani Jokinen on the project:

“Nxti is a great example of how new technologies can empower patients to self-rehabilitate at home. The combination of body movement sensors, vibrations for feedback and an easy-to-use mobile app provide intuitive user guidance. The concept enables patients to self-improve and to better adapt to workout programs. All important parts are removable and replaceable, prolonging the life cycle of the device.”

About the Format:

Talent Track: Award Winners presents outstanding projects from the New Talent award category. The format, live interactive presentations followed by a Q&A session, offers a behind-the-scenes look at award-winning projects and shines a spotlight on some of the most promising “young guns” in experience design.

Presented by Ake Rudolf, Head of Strategy / Award Director, International Design Center Berlin (IDZ)


Tien Han Huang

Industrial and Product Designer