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Cleaning with vacuum
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Industrial Design.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The following document describes a process of new vacuum cleaner design development. The focus for this project fell on the problems that elderly and peoplewith different musculoskeletal disorders in the body experience with the product and how this issues could be eliminated trough the design.A Design for All methods were used during the whole process in order to deliver successful product. Elderly and users with different back, legs, hips, armsand hands problem were highly involved in the whole process. They periodically tested and evaluated new design suggestions and ideas through models andsketches.The results from the research and process showed that there are significant problems regarding the vacuum cleaner usage. One of the main issues is that usinga vacuum cleaner requires a lot bending and movement that might be painful and inconvenient for certain group.The final design proposal was proven to solve many of the problems that were outlined. Special attention was paid to minimize the bending moments whentransporting and maintaining the vacuum cleaner, as well as to eliminate unnatural and inconvenient postures when the cleaning task is performed.

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2013. , 58 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-20265OAI: diva2:665614
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International Master's Programme in Design for All TDEAA 120 higher education credits
Available from: 2013-11-20 Created: 2013-11-20 Last updated: 2013-11-20Bibliographically approved

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