Manu Prasad from KSID has been awarded the Lexus Design Awards India 2019 in the ‘Student Category’, for his project UNI-CAST. Manu Prasad is from Changanassery and is currently in the third semester.
After observing the various problems associated with traditional casts such as sweating, itchiness, dry cell accumulation, smell, difficulty in keeping the cast dry, hygiene issues and neck pain, Mr. Manu decided to tackle the problem. After intensive research across several hospitals, he came up with UNI-CAST.
UNI-CAST is a re-sizable cast for curing hand fractures. It avoids all the short comings of existing casting methods. It is a low cost product, which can be used by common people. The lightweight and water proof nature of UNI-CAST offers the user tremendous convenience of use. The product is ergonomically designed as it can be used for both right as well as left hand. UNICAST is recyclable and can even be remade, leaving zero waste behind. As an added feature, it bears an elegant yet sporty form that is much different from traditional casts and braces.
Lexus Design Awards has provided a platform for young creative talent across the world since 2013. Based on the theme ‘Design for a Better Tomorrow’, this year the participants were encouraged to ‘Anticipate. Innovate. Captivate.’
The Indian Edition of this event, Lexus Design Awards India started in 2017. The Winners for the Lexus Design Awards India 2018, were announced this month.
Winners from the 12 categories, received Lexus Design Award India trophies designed specially by Michael Foley. The winning works will be promoted by Lexus India on digital media and at the Lexus Guest Experience Centers. Notably, the winners of the Open and Student categories from the Lexus Design Award India 2019, will also be invited to the Lexus Design Event at the Milan Design Week 2019.