Client: Healthy Step
Project: Vectorthotic Insoles
Expertise: Medical Device Development
Simplify project management
and accelerate time to market
- Innovative class IIa medical device development
- Six months to design and develop
- Based on anthropometric data
- Modular plastics development
- Prototypes assembled by Lucid
- Supplier sourcing and liaison
- ISO 13485-compliant design information
To resolve poor foot posture, podiatrists typically cast a patients sole and send the impression to a lab to make custom orthotic insoles. On their return, these are trimmed and adjusted to improve the fit. Alternatively kits offer a “cut-up and bond” solution with varying levels of accuracy and time-consuming preparation.
Healthy Step approached Lucid’s team to develop a better custom orthotic insole solution – involving streamlining the process for custom fit insoles from two to one appointment.
Reducing the waiting list, as well as saving time and money, was considered an attractive proposition to cash-strapped public healthcare providers.
Lucid’s design team carefully observed podiatric treatments.
We used existing cut-and-bond kits and drew on anthropometric data to create a series of ideas for faster, simpler and more adjustable products.
Drawing on extensive experience in injection-moulding techniques, a design was created using a series of insoles and “plug-in” wedge components. Using rapid prototypes, product configurations were extensively tested and improved.
After liaising with suppliers, we created production-ready data for tool-making and moulding.
12 years on, VectOrthotic® insoles are still on the market, and still effectively treating referred pain caused by poor foot posture.