location

POWERFUL

MARKET

INNOVATION

bledsoe walker boot

of first year

projected sales

lightest product

on the market

doubled tooling

due to demand

SUMMARY

Bledsoe’s goal was to improve the recovery experience by replacing their existing walking boot with a full-shelled pneumatic design focused on structural support, patient comfort, and athletic design language. The 3D model of the walker boot is designed with extensive computer analysis to optimize strength and reduce material. The CAD package is scalable to 6 different production sizes to accommodate more users.

Identify

CHALLENGES

opportunities found in rugged computing.

WEAK STRUCTURE POINTS

Bledsoe wanted to develop the strongest and lightest boot on the
market. To achieve this, structural weak points were identified and eliminated.

ADJUSTABLE DESIGN

The design needed to address comfort and proper support for faster recovery.

DESIGN LANGUAGE

The aesthetic of the boot needed to reflect Bledsoe’s current visual language with inspiration from human anatomy and athletic style.

Innovation

CHALLENGES

opportunities found in rugged computing.

Ideation for different structure techniques and assembly. From rough to refine sketches allowed the client and Point Innovation to create a clear vision for the Bledsoe Walker Boot.

  1. The design is scale-able to 6 different production sizes to accommodate more users.
  2. Pneumatic pouch allows for a custom fit.
  3. Branding placement.
  4. No slip tread.

Integrate

Solutions

stay active, recover faster