Design and Technology Exhibition: Nicholas Strafiotis

Title of Major Work: Portable massage tool for the forearm muscles

“In my experience as a rock climber, there is one issue that has a big impact on people in the sport,” Nicholas said.

“With continued climbing, often the forearms of the climber tense up and this makes bouldering sessions a lot more difficult to continue. When climbing with tense forearms it can limit the range of motion of the body and can reduce a person’s performance.

“The aim of my major design project was to create a massage device that combats these issues, relieves muscle tension in the user’s arms and allows them to continue with their activity. This problem does not just occur in climbing but can happen in other sports and activities so my product is able to be utilised by a wider target market as well.”