ReforME wins Best Student Entry at the 23rd AMY Awards

3 August 2017
‘Smart’ clothes are a new tech solution to an old rehab problem
Creators of ReforME knee rehabilitation wearable technology and mobile app, Isabella Bain, Chris Simpson and Zachary Bacon are Sydney Bachelor of Design Computing graduates and the latest winners of the coveted AMY Awards.

Bachelor of Design Computing graduates Isabella Bain, Chris Simpson and Zachary Bacon won Best Student Entry at the 23rd AMY Awards. Presented by the Digital + Technology Collective, the awards are the longest running and most celebrated in Australia’s digital industry.

Isabella, Chris and Zachary received the award for their graduating project, ReforMe, a wearable technology solution and mobile application that assists in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), focusing on knee rehabilitation. Moving into the area of smart clothing, patients wearing ReforMe are able to track, analyse and report their rehabilitation. “Utilising an Electromyography (EMG), flexible variable resistor and a custom built pressure sensor, we are able to track rehabilitation exercise targets, maintain exercise schedules, recommend activities and build a supportive community around the user, said Ms Bain.

This is the second year that students from the University of Sydney have taken out this category, with Isabella and Chris also winning the award in 2016 for their project Flying Farm, an app that aims to assist in caring for animals on commercial properties.

The AMY Awards are a celebration of Australia's digital content, services and applications industry.

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