Parsons School of Design
MFA Industrial Design
Project Name: Pillo
Project Website: https://www.jessparkstudio.com
Fall injuries are a major cause of the elderly losing their mobility and independence. Hip fractures are the most common of these injuries and they increase the mortality rate of elderly patients. Pillo is a collection of fall injury protection clothing that protects the elderly from hip fractures while helping them retain a confident image. Its attractive, comfortable and easy to use design, combats the medical aesthetic that is present in traditional products which will help normalize the use of hip protective gear. Pillo will reduce fall injuries among older adults and help them age healthily and independently at home.