The future of functional diversity, prosthetic limbs and cyborgs is here!
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The future of functional diversity, prosthetic limbs and cyborgs is here!


Functional diversity, prosthetic limbs and cyborgs is the title of the third edition of the Jornadas Disseny per Viure (Design for Life sessions) organised by Barcelona Design Museum. For three days, sector professionals will be sharing ways to turn design into a bridge between people and their capabilities.

Óscar Guayabero, a teacher from the IED Barcelona Design Department, is coordinating these sessions that will draw on the chances of design causing a positive impact on our community and how it bears a direct link with human evolution. Through empathy and introspection, design rises as a tool that is able to turn a situation of initial disability completely around.

On Thursday 22 November, a group of IED students will be explaining the design process involved in creating Toyota WE, a new urban mobility system. Following an inclusive design approach and co‑creation methodologies, students in product design, transport design and graphic design worked along with product engineers and experts in hi-tech and materials from LEITAT and members of the Singular Synergy to define what the future of mobility will bring. Toyota WE provides answers to functional needs but above all to emotional and sensory needs for people with limited mobility due to paralysis of the lower limbs by including artificial intelligence systems.

For more information about the Disseny per Viure sessions, click here.



Date: 22 November.

Time: 12 to 2 pm.

Venue: Barcelona Design Museum – Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, 08018 Barcelona.

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