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User interface for pressure care mattresses
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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scandinavian health as the final work contributing to a master’s degree in mechanical design and ergonomic design and production with the main subject man-machine-interaction. scandinavian health develops and manufactures high-end drug delivery devices, industrial and consumer products and hospital and home health care equipment. one of the products that scandinavian health produces today is a dynamic, inflatable mattress that heals and prevents pressure ulcers. the problem with the product today is that it is hard to understand for the nurses and the patients can not maneuver the mattresses by themselves because the power unit is hung on the bed end gable. the master’s thesis aim was to analyze and investigate the functions and features of today’s dynamic systems and to look into what the market and stakeholders wants. then develop a concept of the power unit that fulfills the customer’s requirements focusing on user interface and man-machine interaction. the method used in the thesis work is ulrich and eppingers “product design and development” which goes through four main phases: design space exploration, roadmap, concept and detail design and manufacturing. the result is a handset with different treating modes to choose between. today the nurse has to set the time cycle and the pressure by estimating what is best for the patient. with this solution the system takes care of those settings by measuring the backpressure in the mattress and having one preset cycle time. the handset also enables the patient to maneuver the mattress. instead of having the power unit hung on the bed gable it is here, integrated in the mattress and the carers do not need to bother about air pipes and connections.-->

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42377ISRN: LTU-EX--07/134--SELocal ID: 0639ffd1-95e1-40b4-93de-d65ff2171d9bOAI: diva2:1015597
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Ergonomic Design & Production Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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