Professor KwanMyung Kim’s team won ‘Best of the Best’ at Red Dot Design Award 2021

GOOPI is a data-driven elbow joint rehabilitation device, covering diagnose, prescription, and training all-in-one. By providing accurate data-based rehabilitation services, it changes labor-intensive medical workspace and patients can care themselves at homes. Our goal is to release this device at new accident rehabilitation hospital of Ulsan which will be established in 2025.

KwanMyung Kim, Supervisor of team

We are really happy to get highly honored award in design field as well as to win one of the world’s three major design awards. We are proud that it is a good chance to show the superiority of UNIST Design.

Jaehan Park, Yedam Ryu, and Malika Gabbas, Researchers of team

The Department of Design at UNIST has once again been recognized for design excellence, worldwide. They announced that its new product design concept for elbow joint rehabilitation, called GOOPI has been awarded a ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best Award 2021‘ in the product design category.

Meanwhile, the Red Dot: Best of the Best is the top prize in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, which is awarded for groundbreaking design. Besides, this prize is reserved for the best works in a category.

GOOPI: Data-driven Rehabilitation Device

Professor KwanMyung Kim, Jaehan Park, Yedam Ryu, and Malika Gabbas

Proposed by Professor KwanMyung Kim and his design team in the Department of Design at UNIST, GOOPI is a data-driven elbow joint rehabilitation device. In particular, it has been designed to contribute to the recovery of upper limb rehabilitation patients, including people with hemiplegia, by providing accurate data-based rehabilitation services based on the data collected in the course of routine care both at homes and small-scale medical centers.

The current rehabilitation medical system does not provide sufficient medical service opportunities for upper limb rehabilitation patients, whose number is on the rise. GOOPI allows a single occupational therapist to manage several patients and gives quantitative evaluation to doctors, while patients can get customized exercise programs depending on their condition.

GOOPI is the result of a two-year study where they visited the occupational therapy clinics in local hospitals to get insights from specialists with the aim of improving issues, related to occupational therapy. This design project has been carried out by Jaehan Park, Yedam Ryu, and Malika Gabbas, Kwanmyung Kim under the supervision of Professor KwanMyung Kim.