Theo Hunt

SCI Project

Designing a product to help improve the lives of people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) for the Bolt Burdon Kemp ‘Design the Change’ competition. My product helps people with an SCI to look after a pet dog successfully.


SCI Project


Project Planning

Time Management

User Research

Design For People With Disabilities In Mind


Oct 2022 – Dec 2022

Brief – “Create a product that aims to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injuries.”

I decided to design a product that helps someone with a spinal cord injury, with limited hand and core strength, to pick up their dog’s poo in a dignified and sanitary way. The outcome was a battery-powered grabber that is able to be mounted on the user’s wheelchair. The use of electronic components means that the user doesn’t have to have good grip strength unlike when using a traditional manual grabber.