2021 / Design For Society / Design for Elders / Student


  • Prizes
    Top Design Winner in Design for Society/Design for Elders
  • Lead Designer
    Ashique Shaji
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Research Photos Credit: Ashish Shaji
  • University
    National Institute of Design

Ept is a multifunctional walking stick designed to facilitate the elderly suffering from knee ailments such as inflammation, arthritis, etc, to walk, & be able to lift their leg onto the bed & do other daily activities, eliminating the need for a caregiver. It is height-adjustable to cater to different heights & to use in different scenarios like pulling things closer or lifting things from the floor with the hook. Ept is a classic example of form and function. It enables the user to do multiple activities. By doing so, Ept ignites their self-esteem & dignity & releases caregivers from stress.

Other prizes
International Design Award (IDA) 2020- BRONZE WINNER- Design for elderly- Project Ept Lexus Design Award India 2021- FINALIST (1 of 6 finalists)- Open category- Project Ept Lexus Design Award Global- FINALIST CANDIDATE (one of 17 candidates)- Project Ept

Photo Credit: Ashique Shaji
Credits: Research photos credit: Ashish Shaji