Margot Greenbaum – Loop
Diploma project with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Julie Richoz, Maddalena Casadei
Loop uses heat therapy as a comforting pain-relief solution. Used as a non-invasive way to treat injuries and cramps, external application of heat promotes vasodilation, relaxes tissues and stimulates blood flow to the affected area. Loop consists of a strap with pouch and reusable soy wax packs that can be heated in a microwave or boiling water. Thanks to the thermal properties of soy wax, the packs remain at high temperature as they transition to a solid state, allowing for prolonged use. The strap, which is worn under clothing, ensures that the heat pack remains in contact with the skin, while allowing the user to go on with their daily activities, hands-free.