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360°SafetyLight: Utveckling av en LED-produkt för hundhalsband
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A dog easily becomes a very near and dear family member, who needs to go for walks all year around. During the darker months of the year and during the darker hours of the day, the visibility of dog walkers and their dog in traffic differs a lot from when it ́s daylight. Motorists get visibility of pedestrians without reflexes at a distance of 20-30 m, but with reflexes the distance increases to 125m and then one should keep in mind that when the road is wet or slippery the braking distance increases with 2-4 times. Reflexes are a cheap life insurance for both dogs and their owners. Reflexes requires external light to function and therefore different manufacturer has started to manufacture protective clothes with integrated lights to increase safety since these clothes are visible in the dark even without external light source. With that knowledge in mind it would be grateful to have the right equipment for the dog to get the best visibility of the dog in dark outdoor places. Research for this report shows that it can be very difficult and close too impossible to find the right equipment for the dog that fulfill that purpose.Research have been made through surveys and a focus group where the result shows that the majority of the participant are dissatisfied with the alternative of products for better visibility of the dog in dark outdoor places that are on the market today. The dissatisfaction often depends on the fact that the product disappears into the fur of the dogs with a bit fluffy fur and in that way totally looses its purpose. It also depends on the lack of design and poor quality.The employer for this project has developed a potential solution to the problem, where the solution makes the dog visible 360° regardless of the amount of fur. The solution still had a few details that needed further development to fit the market. In this report the project has been to do develop the solution into a product that fits a wide target group of dog owners. In this project the contractor conceptual solution has been further developed into a concept for a product that fits a wide range of different dog owners. The result of the project became a product called 360°SafetyLight, a product that has 360° visibility, that has both reflexes and light and is easily attached to both a dog collar as well as to a dog harness and is very adaptable.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Hund, synas, trafiksäkerhet, LED
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-52437Local ID: 98f1692a-955c-4703-801e-56f3e68c5e00OAI: diva2:1025807
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Industrial Design Engineering, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20150914 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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