YEAR: 2019
FOR: Polifactory

TWISTR is a parametrically generated walking cane, based on the user’s anthropometric data.
It is part of the collection of objects “NEXT STEPS”, an exhibition curated by Polifactory for the second year of the European project DDMP – Distributed Design Market Platform.

The stick, entirely 3D printed, is digitally generated through the anthropometric data detected by a Kinect managed by a 3D modeling software (Rhinoceros and Grasshopper). Once the optimal height is set by the user, he can generate .stl files for 3D printing containing the components to assemble the stick. Once assembled, it is possible to install an Arduino micro controller and an inertial measurement sensor (whose code is distributed free on the DDMP platform) for gait analysis on a daily basis.