The IV-Walk project forms part of Rees’ ongoing projects to “humanise the hospital”, by introducing designs that are more patient-friendly. They are all based on her own experiences as a cancer patient. Designed to be worn over the shoulders of the patient, her drip is encased in soft fabric. It offers a more mobile alternative to the metal poles usually used to support intravenous (IV) systems.
“I have been in hospital myself for long periods, and I realised things have to change,” Rees told Dezeen. “When I came to Design Academy, I realised my combination of being a former leukaemia patient and a designer, and what I could do with it.”
Photography by Alissa Rees