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Design Computing graduates win award for second year running

3 August 2017
Wearable technology and app for musculoskeletal disorders

The 23rd AMY Awards are the longest running and most celebrated awards in Australia’s digital industry.

Best Student Entry AMY award winners 2017

Congratulations to Bachelor of Design Computing graduates Isabella Bain, Chris Simpson and Zachary Bacon for winning the Best Student Entry at the 23rd AMY Awards, presented by the Digital + Technology Collective.

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. Isabella explains “Utilising an Electromyography (EMG), flexible variable resistor and a custom built pressure sensor we are able to track rehabilitation exercise targets, maintain exercise schedules, recommended activities and build a supportive community around the user”.

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

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