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The Development of a Balance Training Device in a Clinical Setting
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Det finns många människor med nedsatt funktion som hindrar deras mobilitet i

vardagen.

Sister Kenny Research Center är ett forskningscenter inom

rehabilitering i Minneapolis, USA, där man utvecklar produkter och tjänster

tillsammans med kliniker och patienter för att förbättra rehabiliteringen. Ett

pågående projekt på centret är ett utvecklingsarbete av en uppfinning kallad

Gravity Bed

vilken tränar balans för människor med gang‐ och balanssvårigheter.

Hur

Gravity Bed bör vara konstruerad för att passa i en hemmiljö är den fråga

detta examensarbete har i uppgift att undersöka. Metoden består i att med hjälp

av en produktutvecklingsprocess ta fram ett koncept och en fungerande

funktionsprototyp. I arbetet användes en manual kallad

Innvotaion Handbook,

framtagen av

Sister Kenny Research Center. Att utvärdera Innvotaion Handbook är

även det en del av examensarbetet.

Examensarbetet utfördes på plats vid

Sister Kenny Research Center i ett så kallat

Clinical Innovation Team

, bestående av centrets forskningledare, två kliniker, en

patient, tre MBA‐studenter från

Carlson School of Management samt författarna

själva. Gruppen genomgick arbetsmetoden beskriven i

Innovation Handbook,

vilket resulterade i ett värdefullt beslutunderlag för produktutvecklingen.

Resultatet av projektet är ett konceptförslag som redovisas dels i en vision,

illustrerad i bilder, dels i en fungerande funktionsprototyp. Erfarenheterna av

Innovation Handbook

och Clinical Innovation Teams redovisas i en utvärdering.

Abstract [en]

There are many people with disabilities that affect their mobility in every day

life. At

Sister Kenny Research Center, which is a research center within the

area of rehabilitation in Minneapolis USA, products and services are being

developed together with clinicians and patients with the goal of improving

health care. One project is the development of an invention called

Gravity Bed,

a device that trains balance for people with gait and balance issues.

How the

Gravity Bed should be designed in order to suit a home environment

is the question that this master thesis has as an assignment to investigate.

The method of doing this by is the help of undergoing a product development

process to develop a concept and a fully functional prototype. The thesis was

carried with the help of a manual called

Innovation Handbook. Evaluating the

manual is also a part of this thesis.

The thesis was carries out at

Sister Kenny Research Center in a so‐called

Clinical Innovation Teams

consisting of the research director, two clinicians,

one former patient, three MBA students from

Carlsson School of Management

and the authors themselves.

The result of the project is the concept that is presented both as a vision

illustrated in imagery and a fully functional prototype. The experiences from

working according to the

Innovation Handbook and a Clinical Innovation Team

are presented in an evaluation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010.
Series
MMK 2010:67 MCE 210
Keyword [en]
rehabilitation, balance, stroke, innovation, user involvement, clinical setting, home use
Keyword [sv]
rehabilitering, balans, stroke, innovation, användarinvolvering, klinisk miljö, hemmabruk
National Category
Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-99456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-99456DiVA: diva2:542199
External cooperation
Sister Kenny Research Center,Lars Oddsson
Uppsok
Technology
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Available from: 2012-07-30 Created: 2012-07-30 Last updated: 2012-07-30Bibliographically approved

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