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Project Name: See Me Care Cup
Student: Greg Furniaux
The See Me Care Cup is a new drinking aid specifically aimed at preventing dehydration in care homes amongst those in the early and mid stages of Alzheimer’s disease. A product was needed which would both remind and aid Alzheimer’s sufferers to drink independently, ensuring better health and maintaining dignity, therefore improving the user’s overall quality of life. The See Me Care Cup features a detachable electronic base controlling LEDs, illuminating the cup at intervals throughout the day. Particular colour usage in the lid and specifically designed ergonomics ensure the resident is able to stay hydrated without a carer’s input.
Project Name: Implementation of a Filter Compaction Unit and Operating Procedures
Student: Charlotte Ryall
The design and implementation of a new filter compaction unit and operating procedures to replace the current equipment carrying out the same task. Tradebe Inutec required a new machine to improve efficiency and safety of a current process. This involved looking at the entire process including the machinery to see where improvements can be made. Manual handling has been drastically improved with the use of conveyors, whilst efficiency is improved with a new location and operating procedure.
Project Name: Click - Family Luggage
Student: Ross Pike
A family luggage solution that allows one adult to move the whole family’s luggage easily throughout the travelling process, in order to reduce stress and the risk of losing luggage, while on the move. The Design focuses primarily around usability however the aesthetic style is heavily influenced by deconstructivism and the interaction and relationships between family members.
Project Name: Corrugated Hose End Attachment Process Development
Student: Dominic Grant
A manufacturer of high pressure hose assemblies is suffering extremely high failure rates in the production of corrugated hose assemblies, mainly used for medical gaseous oxygen. These failures were being noted during the production pressure testing process and were emulating from the welded joint that connects the threaded end fitting to the hose assembly. In order to be competitive within this market the manufacturer needs to reduce the scrap quantities and stabilise the production process in order to increase production quantities and reduce cost. This project aimed to define the parameters of the welded joint using Taguchis design of experiments method alongside other standardised process control tools.
Project Name: Personal Mobility Aid
Student: Briony Trim
The design of this personal mobility aid aims to instil confidence in the user by breaking down social barriers and challenging the negative perceptions of disabled in society. On the surface the product is simple and effective, remaining true to the driving force of confidence while providing an aesthetically pleasing design to promote pride of ownership. The ergonomic form, which is inspired by the flow of confident energy, promotes comfort for the user while enabling the target market to utilise the product. The discreet controls evoke curiosity as they are not initially apparent. The rest of the design presents wheelchair users with a unique challenge in that the product is self-balancing and using it could prove easier than they might expect. These aspects are intended to increase confidence and create an emotional connection between the user and the product.
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Recap - FoDI 2013
Every year, the festival showcases the designs, models and prototypes created by our students as their final year project.View Gallery