Frenz Infusion System incorporates infusion pump into a stylish bag to improve patient’s experience under medical treatment. As part of the treatment, many patients need to be infused with liquid medicine, especially those who are under chemotherapy. This fact makes infusion pump becomes one of the most significant and familiar medical equipment in hospitals. However, although its functions are being improved, there is a lack in the design, which is meant more for adults than kids. As the result, young patients aged from two to thirteen years old have to face with undesired problems when using the product.
Improvement in the design of the infusion pump will not only change the patients’ experience in the hospitals but also facilitate their treatment. The goal of this project is to offer the new infusion pump design for sick children as a friendly and useful companion is the aim of this project.
Frenz was designed to answer the question “how to make the infusion systems more comfortable to use for children in the hospital?” At the same time, that object should be something familiar with children to relieve them from the feelings of being under medical treatment and easy to be carried around. The idea of a backpacked set of infusion pump was chosen, as a school bag, this product is a familiar object since children carry it every time they go to school. Moreover, it is normal for other people to see a kid wearing a backpack anywhere.
Designer : Hien Mai Doan
In comparison with the existing device and its stand, the new design of infusion system helps to improve the whole process of treatment and the young patient’s experience by reducing the difference in the environments between inside and outside hospital. In addition, various details of the product are taken into consideration to fulfill its main function as an infusion pump.
Shape and Function modular furniture design is a set of multi-purpose furniture which can be broken down into different furniture set such as a table, a chair, or a couch. This is an ingenious design for small spaces as you probably notice how the future seems moving to smaller modern living spaces. This furniture design offers many combination possibilities for its users depending on their needs.
Designer : Sanjin Halilovic
Sanjin says :
One of the key things in the shape and function modular furniture concept is the word (term) multi-functionality and universality. The aim of this project is to come up with modular furniture system as a functional unit (a shelf), which can be separated and in such a way to provide a set, a table, a chair, a couch.
In the phase of shaping and searching for the ideal form of modular system furniture (where every side and every angle would be compatible with one another) I came back to the term of a grid in design which was ever present in the circles of Ulm school of design, Olt Aicher, Max Bill, Thomas Maldonado, and frequent in the graphic design of Karl Gerstner who belongs to the Swiss school of graphic design. Because of its practicability grid as such is very practical for further shaping development of this kind of design. As a final product of the research I came to the product, which in modular system looks like a shelf, and by separating it one can make a set (a table, a chair, elements of the table, a couch).
The result of the final research of Shape and Function modular furniture is the set composed of four different elements, which all together make one whole product (shelves), and when separated one can get a table, a chair, reclining chair for legs. A user of this product can create the formation of the elements as he/she wants, and it is exactly the fact that shows the advantage of modular design, because it offers more possibilities. The final product is a set of furniture for different purposes which can be transformed from one used object to another. The set is made of wooden plaques which are combined and additionally fixed with dyofix (special glue for wood). The elements are painted with acryl mat paint on a water basis.
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Pandur is an eco-friendly vehicle with great aesthetics that features an electric motor on its rear wheel and the front batteries can be charged through specific systems placed on the front wheels. The metallic frame of the compact and lightweight vehicle is strengthened by a band of durable plastic that acts as a chair too and sustains the three wheels. The vehicle contains a detachable luggage with a maximum capacity of around 170 cm. Additionally, it can change its tires automatically according to the condition of the terrain. A simple push button starts the operation which is made possible through a hydraulic system placed inside the wheels. The main axis of the concept integrates an air jet to protect the driver at high speeds and to reach the driver’s seat, a part of the frame is flipped to the side. Since the vehicle is raised only 5 cm from the ground, the suspension may have slight problem to perform well.