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On the Ply (2012-13)

Team On the Ply was formed to develop a functional floor prototype based on plastic coated plywood. The team has been ideating, investigating and developing new ways to exploit the possibilities of the material combination. Through the journey the final concept is forming its shape.

According to the studies, approximately 28 – 42 % of old people aged 65 and over fall each year. The average health system cost per fall injury in Finland is thousands of euros. Furthermore, the number of old people is predicted to increase significantly. Even a slight improvement would make a huge difference. Can we turn fractures into bruises by developing a safer floor? That is our challenge.

Sponsored by MetsäWood