Client: Rio Tinto
Date: April 20, 2014
About the project
Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge aims to inspire students to create new sporting opportunities ranging from equipment through to radical new sporting events and competition models to facilitate active lifestyles for all people.
This 5-week project was a part of the Rio Tinto Sports Innovation Challenge exhibition at the Imperial College in February 2014.
We started by conducting interviews with 5 olympic athletes, to identify different innovation opportunities.
We developed a unique cross-disability sport, that enables athletes to compliment each other, instead of relying on guides.
We engineered and built a working prototype, which we fitted with wheels so we could test it on the streets.