GBD has built up an extensive knowledge bank concerning products and the ergonomics of caring for the less able, much of this has been gained by consulting with health-care professionals.
As life expectancy rises and modern medicine increases the survival rate of the less able and those with significant injuries and illnesses, there is a growing interest in design that is inclusive for all of us. For over 25 years, GBD has been involved in the development of equipment and proceedures for the care of the less able particularly concerning moving and handling of passive people and promoting or assisting their mobility.
GBD has developed a 'gallery of people' to help understand the different ability levels from independent to fully dependent and their typical lifestyle scenarios. Each character has details describing their personal life and care dependency for daily living.
A Selection of recent projects from across Consumer, Industrial and Medical industries. Read more to get an in-depth look into how these market-leading products are developed from conceptualising an idea to production-ready engineering.