Proability Walk Art
2014 GOOD DESIGN Award
The current solution to mobility assistance is the cumbersome and inefficient walker, which further stigmatizes and hampers the lives of those in need of assistance.
Our solution—PAT (Pedestrian Assistive Technology)—is a truly consumer-oriented mobility platform, with the objective of encouraging our aging population and people with mobility challenges to enjoy an active social life. The sleek, attractive, and convenient ROVA allows people to maintain their mobility, dignity, and social calendar.
Kim Goodsell is the embodiment of the “empowered patient,” taking control of her health and her future in many ways. She proactively self-diagnosed her conditions at a genomic level, understands the degenerative nature of her disease, and intends to meet it head-on. “We always find ways to keep moving,” says Kim, who along with her husband, CB, started their company as a way to cope with the onset of her genetic disorder.
Kim and CB realized the universal need for a new approach to mobility assistance. They initiated a project with DDSTUDIO to design and develop a new mobility experience: the ROVA Pedestrian Assistive Technology. ROVA is part of the “Digital Healthcare Movement” that aims to inspire and enable people of all ages and abilities to walk.