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Transformable Crutch

Samsonaite Kubilinskiene, Rimgaile (2008) IDE820 20081
Industrial Design
Abstract
The overall aim of this project was to make an everyday life for people with reduced mobility better. This crutch helps its users to perform everyday activities easier and feel more comfortable.
It provides:
- Better mobility;
- Better stability,
- Comfort;
- Possibility to switch from one type of the crutch to another that not only allows stressed body parts to relax but also helps a user to be able to perform different actions.
The accessories for the crutch – a special crutch bag is for carrying small personal belongings on a crutch during a walk.
The backpack is for carrying bigger things on user’s back and/or storing crutches when they are not in use.
The appearance of a crutch is also very important to users. It has to... (More)
The overall aim of this project was to make an everyday life for people with reduced mobility better. This crutch helps its users to perform everyday activities easier and feel more comfortable.
It provides:
- Better mobility;
- Better stability,
- Comfort;
- Possibility to switch from one type of the crutch to another that not only allows stressed body parts to relax but also helps a user to be able to perform different actions.
The accessories for the crutch – a special crutch bag is for carrying small personal belongings on a crutch during a walk.
The backpack is for carrying bigger things on user’s back and/or storing crutches when they are not in use.
The appearance of a crutch is also very important to users. It has to support their self-esteem and do not “scream” about being an assistive device. This concept gives possibility for a user to choose individually between color, material and accessories.
When a user has opportunity to modify and personalize his assistive device, then he likes it better.
This project of the transformable crutch was focused on short-term users, but it suits for long-term users too. The suggestion would be to remove height adjustability function and cut it individually according to user’s body measurements. (Less)
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author
Samsonaite Kubilinskiene, Rimgaile
supervisor
organization
course
IDE820 20081
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
language
English
id
1501554
date added to LUP
2010-10-04 13:28:16
date last changed
2012-11-05 14:24:45
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  abstract     = {The overall aim of this project was to make an everyday life for people with reduced mobility better. This crutch helps its users to perform everyday activities easier and feel more comfortable. 
It provides:
-	Better mobility;
-	Better stability,
-	Comfort;
-	Possibility to switch from one type of the crutch to another that not only allows stressed body parts to relax but also helps a user to be able to perform different actions.
The accessories for the crutch – a special crutch bag is for carrying small personal belongings on a crutch during a walk. 
The backpack is for carrying bigger things on user’s back and/or storing crutches when they are not in use.
The appearance of a crutch is also very important to users. It has to support their self-esteem and do not “scream” about being an assistive device. This concept gives possibility for a user to choose individually between color, material and accessories.
When a user has opportunity to modify and personalize his assistive device, then he likes it better.
This project of the transformable crutch was focused on short-term users, but it suits for long-term users too. The suggestion would be to remove height adjustability function and cut it individually according to user’s body measurements.},
  author       = {Samsonaite Kubilinskiene, Rimgaile},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Transformable Crutch},
  year         = {2008},
}