PrizeShortlist in Use (product)
University/SchoolLondon Southbank
ArtistAbdul Lawal

Pointe. 2 is a smart, tailored footwear system to help ballet dancers train better and lower their risk of injury. Each dancer's foot is 3D scanned to produce a custom-fitting, durable elastomeric shell & toe protector. These custom parts provide support while also stretching and adapting to the user's movements. Variable density cushioning modules reduce impact, and a smart insole records the dancer's pressure distribution & galvanic response to detect instances of arousal and infer pain points. Components aren't glued together meaning individual parts can be replaced as they wear out.