Rio Tinto Sports
Aurae is a set of curling equipment, modified to help engage athletes with quadriplegia and neurodegenerative diseases in the Winter Paralympics. Using mouth-operated controls, players are able to twist delivery sticks using their tongue and control the force of the push-off with their breaths. The stones are tracked by sweeping brooms mounted on a bar that moves along the ice. Using similar mouth controls, sweepers trigger the timing of the brush descending onto the ice and the speed with which it sweeps.
In collaboration with Chia-Hung Lin, Sheng Cheng and Charlotte Slingsby
Completed at RCA / Imperial College