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Product Design alumnus exhibits at Global Grad Week

NTU Product Design alumnus Kieran Moralee exhibited his ‘Telestretch’ product at last month's Global Grad Show, part of Dubai Design Week

Kieran Moralee at Dubai Design Week
Kieran Moralee at the Global Grad Week in Dubai earlier this month

The Global Grad Show is an exhibition of student works from the world’s leading design schools, held each November as part of Dubai Design Week. Since launching in 2015, the show curated by Brendan McGetrick has grown to become the world’s largest student gathering. This year’s exhibition included works from 92 universities from 43 countries.

Kieran graduated from NTU in 2016 and has been working as a designer for a number of companies. He now works as a freelance designer on various projects.

The product itself is designed for military casualties suffering spinal injuries, who require immediate isolation of the neck and immobilisation of the spine. Measuring 30 x 45 cm when compacted, the board has arms that extend to match the height of the soldier, an improvement on the army’s current fabric stretcher. The board then connects to mounts on the soldier’s body armour and helmet, locking the spinal column in a straight line. When attached to the standard military issue daypack, Telestretch is easily transportable, increasing the chance of immediate treatment.

Telestretch the unique stretcher
Telestretch the unique stretcher for UK military personnel

Kieran commented: "After an exciting year with Telestretch, which is now officially patent pending, I was so excited to showcase my design to some of the industry’s leading figures alongside a number of talented designers at the Global Grad Show last week. The show itself was a fantastic week with a collection of 200 amazing designers from around the world, so it was a great privilege to be able to speak to these innovators and share ideas and practices.”

He continued: “I loved being able to experience the sheer scale of Dubai Design week for myself to showcase the product at this huge global event. I’m excited to see what lies ahead for Telestretch and hope this will be a positive step in gaining some traction with the product and to generate a great deal of exposure and lead to more exciting things in the future."

Find out more about Telestretch here.

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Product Design alumnus exhibits at Global Grad Week

Published on 30 November 2017
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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