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Cursum stroller: Förflyttning av litet barn för rullstolsburen
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In Sweden there are 560 000 disabled people over the age of 16, half of those are in use of some kind of mobility device.

Living with a disability means that due to injury or illness you are having trouble functioning without devices or assistance in your daily life and has a big impact on the independence of the disabled user.

The everyday life for disabled parents with young children are different depending on the type of disability and mobility device.

Today there is no alternative to the stroller for the disabled user who use mobility advises. This causes problems when the disabled person on there own have/want to move the child.

The following statement have been the cornerstone for this project: How to make it possible for a wheelchair user to move a child, in the 0-2 year, for longer distances with a focus on independence and safety for both adult children?

Due the process, of industrial design, this question and problem have been solved during 10 weeks. The process have contained parts as meeting with users, analyzing, concept development, evaluations, mock-up making, testing, shape & color development etc. This in the end have resulted in a full scale model of the appearance of a proposed product.

The result is a stroller witch can be connected to the users specific wheelchair due two one time adjustments. The solution gives the user capability to move and steer the wheelchair and stroller at the same time. It also gives the user free space in the lap and avoid labor on the users body.

The solution is mainly solving the problems of moving an infant, but is working as good for moving children up to two years old.

The stroller and wheelchair creates a tandem witch have a breaking point in between the products. This makes it possible to move over smaller curbs by pulling the adjustable handle on stroller.

The stroller can also be used separately due two extendible rear wheels. This makes it possible for a walking partner to use the same stroller and fits better for a indoor use for the disabled user.

A product like this would give the chance to the wheelchair users to be more involved in there childs first years. It would be one step further to an independent life and hopefully bring a scoop of confidence. I see this product as one of many that could be developed and help in a disabled persons everyday life.

By bringing this subject to the table I hope that more people become aware of this users situation and may also see the opportunities developing product and devices in this subject.

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Keyword [sv]
rullstol, förflyttning, förflyttning av barn, rullstolsburen, föräldrar, rörelsehinder, reumatiker, saknad kroppsdel, amputation, rullstol
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-59371OAI: diva2:551765
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Sunrice Medical & Västerbottens läns landsting
Subject / course
Examensprojekt kandidatprogrammet i Industridesign
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
Available from: 2012-09-12 Created: 2012-09-12 Last updated: 2013-11-08Bibliographically approved

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