Ett designprojekt med fokus på för tidigt födda barns emotionella behov i kuvös
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
premature, premature born, fetus, stimuli, uterus, develop, senses, smell, maternal sound, design, industrial design, concept, product
prematur, för tidigt född, stimuli, livmoder, foster, utveckling, sinnen, sinnen, hörsel, doft, design, industridesign, koncept, produkt
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92980OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-92980DiVA: diva2:745046
Subject / course
Examensprojekt kandidatprogrammet i Industridesign
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
Sihlén, Per, Univ.adjunkt, programansvarig