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Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a product development project which has developed a prototype in order to facilitate for people using mobility devices when they want to buy a larger quantity of groceries. The prototype is a shopping cart composed with the upper part of a walker.Today there are many different types of mobility devices used by elderly and people with physical impairment. According to Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB) are accidental falls the most common cause of accidents in Sweden.This project has been using Computer Aided Design (CAD) as a tool to create a visual image of the prototype. The advantage of this is to modify the functionality and performance of the prototype on the computer before the modification takes place in the real model. Using human manikins, the CAD model was rendered in natural surroundings to get as true a picture as possible. The prototype is adjustable, why various anthropometric measurements were used to fit to the individual, but not less than the 40th percentile for women, corresponding to a height of 161 cm.The project has resulted in a CAD model and a functional prototype. The prototype has been tested by a user group at Alla Hjärtans Hus (AHH) and received positive feedback. The prototype also received constructive criticism from users, so suggestions can be applied. Suggestions for further development of the prototype have been developed. The prototype needs to be modified and components must be added before it can be used in grocery retailers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 42 p.
Keyword [sv]
computed aided design, cad, kundvagn, ergonomi, produktutveckling, hjälpmedel, förflyttningshjälpmedel, gåbord, dagligvaruhandel
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17815OAI: diva2:530517
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Available from: 2012-06-20 Created: 2012-06-03 Last updated: 2012-06-20Bibliographically approved

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