Three particularly innovative ideas emerged at the South African Bureau of Standards Young Designers Awards ceremony near Pretoria.
Thuthukani Chonco, a student at the School of Fashion Design in Durban was inspired to invent his therapeutic Reflex Sox after watching his grandmother struggle with joint pains.
His Reflex Sox simulates the effects of reflexology foot treatment. "You can't be running around with a foot spa," he says. "You just sit down--at home, in the office, anywhere--and pull up your Sox." The battery-powered device was developed after consultation with practising reflexologists.
Rachelle Mostert, a graphic design student from Inscape...