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SWIMMING IS LIFE - REDUCING DROWNING RISK FOR CHILDREN

Potapova, Jekaterina (2015) In Diploma work IDEM05 20152
Industrial Design
Abstract
Drowning is the second global leading cause
of unintentional injury death for children ages
1 to 14 years, and the fifth leading cause for
people of all ages (excluding flood disasters
and water transport incidents).
Why is the risk of drowning so high?

It is important to investigate existing situation:
what are the reasons that create a danger,
is there a main risk group, how the risk of
drowning can be reduced or even prevented,
what is already in use for drowning prevention
and what is the level of its’ contribution, what
role plays the ability to swim?

Research methods such as interviews,
questionaires, observations, documentary
analysis and other let to explore: various
risk factors, types of common activities and
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Drowning is the second global leading cause
of unintentional injury death for children ages
1 to 14 years, and the fifth leading cause for
people of all ages (excluding flood disasters
and water transport incidents).
Why is the risk of drowning so high?

It is important to investigate existing situation:
what are the reasons that create a danger,
is there a main risk group, how the risk of
drowning can be reduced or even prevented,
what is already in use for drowning prevention
and what is the level of its’ contribution, what
role plays the ability to swim?

Research methods such as interviews,
questionaires, observations, documentary
analysis and other let to explore: various
risk factors, types of common activities and
children’s behaviour in the water, functioning
of the existing swimming and buoyancy
equipment and safety aids, conditions of
the water settings, parents’ opinions and
observations and the swimming trainers’
experience.

All findings lead to a discussion what can be
useful and important to take into account in
order to improve the existing situation related
to the safety level of the children activities in
the water

Following the discussion, the design process,
including ideas generation, experiments
and several other methods, it created an
advantage for product development. (Less)
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author
Potapova, Jekaterina
supervisor
organization
course
IDEM05 20152
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--15/50312—SE
language
English
id
7863088
date added to LUP
2015-09-09 16:10:27
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2015-12-08 16:37:42
@misc{7863088,
  abstract     = {Drowning is the second global leading cause
of unintentional injury death for children ages
1 to 14 years, and the fifth leading cause for
people of all ages (excluding flood disasters
and water transport incidents).
Why is the risk of drowning so high?

It is important to investigate existing situation:
what are the reasons that create a danger,
is there a main risk group, how the risk of
drowning can be reduced or even prevented,
what is already in use for drowning prevention
and what is the level of its’ contribution, what
role plays the ability to swim?

Research methods such as interviews,
questionaires, observations, documentary
analysis and other let to explore: various
risk factors, types of common activities and
children’s behaviour in the water, functioning
of the existing swimming and buoyancy
equipment and safety aids, conditions of
the water settings, parents’ opinions and
observations and the swimming trainers’
experience.

All findings lead to a discussion what can be
useful and important to take into account in
order to improve the existing situation related
to the safety level of the children activities in
the water

Following the discussion, the design process,
including ideas generation, experiments
and several other methods, it created an
advantage for product development.},
  author       = {Potapova, Jekaterina},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {SWIMMING IS LIFE - REDUCING DROWNING RISK FOR CHILDREN},
  year         = {2015},
}