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Device designed to foster fun and rehabilitation amongst seniors

Murtaza Baker

It’s fun, it’s challenging and it exercises the body as well as the brain. Vancouver designer Allison Chow has unveiled a device that uses play to tax the mind and exercise the legs.

Hipo is made out of birch and melamine. Chow routered the components herself. “Design has a way of making you an expert,” she says of her (forced) foray into carpentry. She had never routered before. Additional pieces and pegs can be inserted to complicate the game.

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