Welland Medical Supports Rheumatoid Arthritis Week, 13th – 19th June, 2016.

Welland Medical Supports Rheumatoid Arthritis Week, 13th-19th June, 2016.

Here at Welland Medical it is important that our product designers understand that some ostomates may suffer from a physical impairment, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.

As part of our user centred design process, devices including dexterity gloves that simulate limited movement and arthritic pain are used by the Research & Development team to experience first-hand the daily challenges faced by ostomates using stoma care products.

With these findings, Welland Medical is better equipped to empathise with ostomates needs to design and develop innovative stoma care products that enhance the lives of ostomates throughout the world.

To find out more about Rheumatoid Arthritis and how to donate visit: www.nras.org.uk/ra-awareness-week

Image below: Jack Hopper, Design Engineer at Welland Medical using dexterity gloves.