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3D-Printed Walking Stick Adds Beauty And Function To Mobility Aids

3D-Printed Walking Stick Adds Beauty And Function To Mobility Aids
Design & Architecture

The ENEA walking stick has a three-pronged grip designed to be functional, beautiful and comfortable

Zack Palm
  • 18 august 2017

To help those who require a walking instrument to get around Shiro Studio, a London-based design studio, collaborated with engineering firm Arup to create a more functional, comfortable and visually appealing walking cane using 3D printing. They call the finished product the ENEA walking stick.

Rather than have a curved upper grip as a traditional cane would, the cane features a three-pronged grip for the user to handle. When flipped over, the grip turns into a stand allowing the cane to rest upright without leaning on anything for support. The grip also alleviates some of the stress a person’s body would feel from using the cane for too long. A small hook near the bottom half of the cane allows it to latch onto counter tops or other flat surfaces. To make the entire cane feel more comfortable while keeping it durable, Arup replicated the structure of human bone for the material inside of the cane.

Shiro Studio has not announced when they plan to release the ENEA walking stick to the public.

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