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Development of a Wheelchair loading device: For manual wheelchairs
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With an increasing globalization, companies are forced to develop new products. That is why product development process is successfully used in companies all over the world. The main reason is to stay ahead of the competitors and continually improve the products to more competitive prices.The number of wheelchair users is continually increasing all over the world and the same increase occurs in Sweden. For this reason the Swedish social board stated The Swedish disability policy, which aim is to minimalize differences between people with disabilities and people without. One part, which is emphasized, is transportation. To reach independence, the possibility to drive a car and bring the wheelchair without assistance is of vital importance.This thesis consists of two main parts – theory and its application. The first part is mainly theory regarding a systematic engineering process as well as a part based on empirical research. It contains information related to the topic of the thesis, which are gathered through observation and interviews rather than acknowledged facts. The second one is the implementation of the theory during development of a wheelchair loading device, which are based on customer requirements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 92 p.
Keyword [en]
product development, wheelchair, transport, concept, design, customer
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Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44881OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-44881DiVA: diva2:824139
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Mechanical Engineering
Educational program
Mechanical Engineering, Master Programme, 60 credits
Presentation
2015-06-03, M1049, Växjö, 15:40 (English)
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Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-20 Last updated: 2015-06-22Bibliographically approved

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