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du&jag - The car seat for you and me
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

 Car seats for smaller children, offers very good protection incase of a collision. Unfortunately for the parents’ sake , these car seats is heavy to handle outside the car. For example back and forth home and short errands around town. In other words, all those times when you decide to just take out the car seat and carry it instead of place the baby in a baby carrier. By analyzing where and how the car seat is being used. How best to carry heavier loads up to about 15 kg as a car seat with the child can weigh and by taking into account the child ’s and the parents anatomy. This work led to a concept on how this problem can be solved. Various technical principle solutions have been developed and evaluated. The chosen solution has then been further developed by various design approaches where form and expression has been the important part. The main body of the new solution is a softer inner which you lifts out when you leave the car. The baby sits in a carrier that the parent carries in front of their body. Remaining in the car is a chair-like base with ”click” fasteners that lock the softer part in place when it´s placed in the car, with the baby in it. The major benefits of solving it this way is that the baby is carried in front of the body without oblique loaded lifting on the spine. While the solution also itself weighs several pounds less than the current car seats. It also frees the parents both hands by carrying the child this way. All this leads to a gentler living for the parents.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 81 p.
Keyword [en]
car seat, car, carrying, infant
Keyword [sv]
barnstol, trafiksäkerhet, småbarnsföräldrar, bil, bära, baby, småbarn, hälsa
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92067OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-92067DiVA: diva2:739464
Subject / course
Examensprojekt kandidatprogrammet i Industridesign
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
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Available from: 2014-08-22 Created: 2014-08-21 Last updated: 2014-08-22Bibliographically approved

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