Nina is an AI-enabled wearable device designed to help quarantining athletes stay in shape while managing and healing knee pain. It is comprised of two parts: a strap-on knee brace and a mobile app. While worn, the brace constantly monitors flexion by measuring the magnetic field between sensors below and above the knee. A tactile strip can also be used by the wearer to indicate pain level with a simple stroke. These pain recordings and knee angles can then be reviewed in-app along with personalised training videos to help manage and heal injuries.
I am an interaction designer and researcher from Los Angeles, CA. I’m currently working towards my Masters in Integrated Innovation for Products & Services at Carnegie Mellon University, which I hope to put to use by leveraging design to solve major issues like pollution, equitable water access, and emissions. In June 2021, I graduated with my Bachelors in Interaction Design from Santa Monica College, where I also worked as a graphic designer for years. At my internship this past summer, I assisted with user research on two projects. It's such a privilege to derive the insights that build the products and services of tomorrow. I love both UX research and design, and I hope that my future job entails both. I created Nina as an academic project at Santa Monica College. It was inspired by observations and conversations with injured friends who could not attend physical therapy during the onslaught of the pandemic. morePortfolio
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