Development and production management of a comfortable footstrap for Exo-L
Exo-L develops an innovative ankle brace that provides stability to the ankle without constraining movability. The Exo-L is based on the principle of the natural ligaments around the ankle, to reduce ankle spraining.
Exo-L is made specifically for every user, to ensure a perfect fit. A 3D scanner maps the ankle, and a custom-made Exo-L will be printed with a 3D printer. The Exo-L can be customized with color and your name.
“Having Anneke on the team helped us to finetune the design goals for our product. Her design skills for textile products are worth mentioning. She has a good working attitude with commitment to deliver the overall project goals.”– Marcel Fleuren, Exo-L
The Exo-L brace needed a strap cover that comfortably distributes the force of the cord onto the instep of the foot. The strap cover is made out of neoprene plush material, that can easily be washed.
Several branding elements have been added to the Exo-L: A rubber patch logo on the strap cover, and a woven label tag on the Exo-L itself.
Furthermore Exo-L needed advise on the padding of the brace, the shoe-patch, Exo-L logo, product packaging and user manual.
Sports, Softgoods, prototyping.