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BIKE STROLLER

von Schantz, Lycke (2008)
Industrial Design
Abstract
According to research from the Municipality of Lund,
our travel habits as adults are to 90 percent obtained
before the age of 13.
Yet, every 4th child in Sweden is given a lift by car to
school and day nursery often less than 1000 metres
away. These short journeys could easily be replaced
by bike. By constantly choosing the car, we adults
pass on the attitude of the car being the mean of
transportation.
My aim has been to develop a solution that serves
the purpose of both a child bike seat and stroller. It
will help parents or any adult travelling with a child to
be flexible and able to move safe with help from the
most healthy and pure power supply ever, manpower.
By being able to combine these two requirements into
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According to research from the Municipality of Lund,
our travel habits as adults are to 90 percent obtained
before the age of 13.
Yet, every 4th child in Sweden is given a lift by car to
school and day nursery often less than 1000 metres
away. These short journeys could easily be replaced
by bike. By constantly choosing the car, we adults
pass on the attitude of the car being the mean of
transportation.
My aim has been to develop a solution that serves
the purpose of both a child bike seat and stroller. It
will help parents or any adult travelling with a child to
be flexible and able to move safe with help from the
most healthy and pure power supply ever, manpower.
By being able to combine these two requirements into
one single solution, there is no longer a need of extra
gear.
During the design process a lot of research has been
investigated to be able to find, rank and subsequently
combine the essential features into an optimal solution.
The main areas considered are safety, ergonomics,
needs, production, laws and requirements.
Safety is one of the most important aspects. Therefore
safety approved EU standards like SIS, Sweden
Standards Institute, for prams and child seats for cycles
have been studied and implemented. A great aim, and
challenge, during the design process has been to rank
and still unite all essential demands into a product also
comprising an aesthetic value.
Since this is a product with two users; the driver
and the passenger, child, it has been important to
throughout the project work with scale 1:1 models. In
this way I have been able to make continual tests and
evaluations.
The project has resulted in full-scale functional
models, a 3D computer model and detail renderings
visualising features and visible material properties.
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von Schantz, Lycke
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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English
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1501300
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  abstract     = {According to research from the Municipality of Lund,
our travel habits as adults are to 90 percent obtained
before the age of 13.
Yet, every 4th child in Sweden is given a lift by car to
school and day nursery often less than 1000 metres
away. These short journeys could easily be replaced
by bike. By constantly choosing the car, we adults
pass on the attitude of the car being the mean of
transportation.
My aim has been to develop a solution that serves
the purpose of both a child bike seat and stroller. It
will help parents or any adult travelling with a child to
be flexible and able to move safe with help from the
most healthy and pure power supply ever, manpower.
By being able to combine these two requirements into
one single solution, there is no longer a need of extra
gear.
During the design process a lot of research has been
investigated to be able to find, rank and subsequently
combine the essential features into an optimal solution.
The main areas considered are safety, ergonomics,
needs, production, laws and requirements.
Safety is one of the most important aspects. Therefore
safety approved EU standards like SIS, Sweden
Standards Institute, for prams and child seats for cycles
have been studied and implemented. A great aim, and
challenge, during the design process has been to rank
and still unite all essential demands into a product also
comprising an aesthetic value.
Since this is a product with two users; the driver
and the passenger, child, it has been important to
throughout the project work with scale 1:1 models. In
this way I have been able to make continual tests and
evaluations.
The project has resulted in full-scale functional
models, a 3D computer model and detail renderings
visualising features and visible material properties.
ABSTRACT},
  author       = {von Schantz, Lycke},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {BIKE STROLLER},
  year         = {2008},
}