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Design, technical development and prototyping of products for sensory stimulations of mentally handicapped
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this project was to develop products or prototypes for sensory stimulation of individuals with mental disability. The objective is that with this products improve the overall functioning of persons with mental handicaps. A side objective was to create an illustrative guideline scheme to assist in the development of additional sensory products.The project was systematically executed using problem solving methods and with the support of the people that collaborated with information to the project. A substantial amount of background studies were made to obtain knowledge about mental disabilities, treatments and the functioning of the senses. The work can be summarized by four concepts designed with the intention to stimulation of the sense of hearing, touch and vision, and encourage the improvement of cognitive, communication and motor skills.One of the most important aspects in rehabilitation is, the rate of recurrence of the exercises, and to encourage the user to use the products,they were designed so they can be used both as an exercise tool and as a plaything. These solutions can give a child with disability a chance to continue the rehabilitation work at home, and to improve vital functions that are needed to obtain better possibilities to function independently in society.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, handikapp, sensory stimulation, sensorisk stimulering, product development, disabilities
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42760ISRN: LTU-DUPP--08/096--SELocal ID: 0bbf2ffe-4b8e-465e-be40-cd031f8df061OAI: diva2:1015986
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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