Medical Shower is not just your ordinary showerhead. It’s been designed with a compartment where you can place traditional Chinese medicine thus enables the water to be infused with herbal remedies before it flows out through your skin. Why Chinese medicine? Well, traditional Chinese herbal medicines have been widely known to have remarkable healing abilities. It is not only meant for consumption; it is also suitable for external applications. Age-old remedies, such as medicinal bath therapies, have been extensively used throughout history. But this practice has been for less common in recent times as traditional baths can be inconvenient in the modern day context. However, it is possible to obtain Chinese herbal medicine in concentrated granules these days. They are usually packed in small bags (similar to tea bags) thus, making the medicinal shower easier nowadays.
Designers : Mang Xia, Xiaoneng Jin, Linghan Liu, Fangtian Ying, Shijian Luo, Ke Li, Fan Yang, Qingyuan Chen, Shiyi Shao, Sisi Yuan, Zhening Luo, Yi Liu, Yiwu Qiu, Xin Sun, and Tian Tan
You can open the transparent plastic cover on the front of the showerhead and insert the medicinal bag then close the cover. This showerhead has been designed with a rubber belt at the back to make it easy to hold when you detach it from its hose. Now, medicinal shower can be done as easy as making a cup of tea using this medical shower.
Transferring patient with minimum mobility to a bathtub or a wheelchair can be really difficult and uncomfortable. Lucy Lift has been designed to answer this problem; it’s an ideal patient transfer lift that provides easy transport as well as essential hygiene services, like we mentioned previously going to the toilet or taking a bath. Based on in-depth researches and interviews, this industrial designer identifies some major issues with current bath lifts, therefore it needs new bath lift design that addresses all those problems.
The main objective of this project is to provide the most comfortable, easy to use and logical transfer lift while at the same time encouraging an emotional bond between the user and lift. Emotional connection can be formed based on the anamorphic design, it gives the lift a personality that makes user feels comfortable when using it. Lucy Lift protects patient’s dignity, especially during patient’s journey from and to the bathroom.
“The use of prototyping has helped me to understand the process of the transfer lift and allowed me to begin to generate concept ideas that can benefit the design. Computer aided design enabled the lift to be put into virtual hygiene scenarios allowing me to analyze how the lift interacts with other objects within the bathroom environment. With this end product I have accomplished all of my aims; the product will provide patients with their essential hygiene services and fits comfortably into the market that it is aimed at due to its unique multipurpose functionality. Overall the design will seamlessly transport a patient to the bathroom, with relative ease and comfort, whilst being much less intimidating than previous lift designs.”
Lucy Lift doesn’t only provide benefits for patients but also care takers. By understanding social semiotics, the user friendly interface has been developed which can be easily interpreted by all care takers.
The overall Lucy Lift design features:
Horizontal Handle (provides more force for pushing)
Clear Interface (easy to interpret battery level)
Lift and Pull Battery Compartment
Silent Motor Reduces Noise (noises in a hard surface surrounding such as the bathroom can make sounds echo making bathing experience distressing)
Polyurethane Body (provides excellent hygiene control and provides incredible tensile strength)
Max Load 160KG
Highly Adaptable (lift can be used to maneuver patients in and out of bathtubs, toilets, showers etc…)
Max Stroke High of 2 Meters
Ergonomic Seating (incorporating pressure distribution and anthropometric data provides for excellent buttocks and lumbar support)
Genitalia Clearance (ideal clearance making sure that genitalia is not trapped when maneuvering the patient)
Fat Free Organic Design Suited In Any Care Environment
Final half scale model hand carved out of jelutong wood with in-house spray pain. The model is currently featured at the National Waterfront Museum (Swansea).
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EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard unveiled Ecomove’s innovative electric car, QBEAK. Connie Hedegaard, soon after revealing the car, took the chance to receive further information regarding the sedan and its climate advantages. The new QBEAK is a lightweight eco-car that is able to run further when compared to other electric sedans per charge. The selection of materials makes lots of the parts reusable that equals savings for the customer. A smartphone is the most striking intelligence of the sedan and it works like a dashboard plus as a remote control for a number of functions. The smartphone can as well be used to get a warning of the residual battery level, regardless of where the owner is located. In addition, the phone is capable of opening the electrical sliding doors mechanically as you approach them.