CHIBALL

Taichi Ball Bluetooth Speaker 

Consumer Hardware

Health & Fitness

Product Design

User-Centered

Electronics

Education

Co-Designers

Farzaneh Jarfari 

Physiotherapist at Richmond Lions Manor 

Aliez Kay-Kuzik 

Senior Wellness Coordinator at Minoru Centre for Active Living

Nominated to Present at the Health Design Showcase

Problem Space 

40% of elderly individuals (65+) suffer from a loss of physical

independence. Fall related injuries, including head injuries and hip fractures, are serious problems among the elderly as they often lead to prolonged or even permanent disabilities.

Approach 

Chiball takes a preventative approach to this problem space

through promoting physical activity earlier on in life (55-65 y/o).

Increased physical activity can improve one’s lower limb strength, balance, and coordination.

Outcome

Chiball is a bluetooth speaker that creates an accessible workout environment. Users can follow step by step taichi ball workout lessons, using the Chiball app, or just listen to their favourite music while working out.

Actively

aging helps to prolong our physical independence

Mind, Body, and Spirit

Two symmetrical

injection molded

halves adhered to

the plastic inner

casing.

HDF allows for an

improved grip, a soft

touch feel, and impact

reduction when

dropped.

High Density Foam Outer Shell

Speaker

Large Buttons

Durable Plastic Inner Casing

Charging Port

Ergonomic Grip

3 Difficulty Levels

Existing Taichi Ball Workout Videos

App Design 

There are several Taichi ball exercise classes that people can attend and professionals have made many educational videos. 

The app breaks down these types of videos in audio form to guide users through easy to follow Taichi Ball basics. 

Lessons range from learning about the Taichi Ball to traditional techniques like breathing and Taichi ball circling.

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