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Ett designprojekt med fokus på för tidigt födda barns emotionella behov i kuvös
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Babies born prematurely are deprived of normal sensorimotor stimulation when placed in an artificial environment, the incubator. The aim of this project was to design a series of products that could promote the baby’s emotional and neurological development, and to facilitate parental bonding. 

The products designed in this project has a theoretical basis on the research available today on cognitive and emotional development in children born prematurely. They were developed in close cooperation with a group of parents and nurses in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Presence is a product collection for developmental care, consisting of a mattress, a figure and a necklace. The mattress has vibration sensors that transfer the mother’s heart beat and speakers with recorded heartbeat and her voice. The figure in silicone is designed for sensorimotor stimulation and can be together with the child in the incubator. The figure wears a cloth with mother’s scent. The cloth can be worn by parent in a necklace made of silicone.

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Keyword [en]
premature, premature born, fetus, stimuli, uterus, develop, senses, smell, maternal sound, design, industrial design, concept, product
Keyword [sv]
prematur, för tidigt född, stimuli, livmoder, foster, utveckling, sinnen, sinnen, hörsel, doft, design, industridesign, koncept, produkt
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92980OAI: diva2:745046
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Examensprojekt kandidatprogrammet i Industridesign
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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
Available from: 2014-09-09 Created: 2014-09-09 Last updated: 2014-09-16Bibliographically approved

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