The Odapt project, developed by three students from the Master in Industrial Design Engineering, Ivana Llobet, Patricia López and Jessica Nissen, tutored by Jessica Fernández and Xavier Tutó, has been doubly honoured in the Forward AM Innovation Award.
Firstly, it has been selected as a finalist for this international award, and secondly, it has won the People's Choice Award. Both distinctions translate into a prize of €25,000 for the project's authors.
Odapt consists of a reusable and customized disc for two-piece ostomy bags, the first ever 3D-printed disc, which fits any type of stoma. The project responds to a need to improve current ostomy bags, which cause leaks in 90% of ostomates.