Back Liberator

Traction Device

Challenge: To turn a 2m tall, free-standing, steel-framed back traction device into a cost-effective, user-friendly, therapeutic device suitable for mass production and a wide range of body shapes and sizes.

Insight: By suspending the harness from the user's sides, rather than overhead, the product could be made compact and portable. Also, by combining metals plastics the weight could be further reduced without compromising load strength.

Result: User trials were so successful that subjects didn't want to return their Back Liberators after testing.