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Design of a Dentist's Chair featuring a front support and elbow rest. The design process adopted a human centered approach to the problem of high… Read More
Design of a Dentist's Chair featuring a front support and elbow rest. The design process adopted a human centered approach to the problem of high incidence of shoulder and lower back pain among dental professionals. Read Less
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Project Timeline - Stages of the Design Process
Some Snippets from Observational Research of Dental Professionals
Sample Standard MSD Questionnaire used in Focus Groups with Dental professionals
Literature Review revealing high incidence of Neck, Shoulder and Lower Back pain in Dental Professionals. Our own studies with Dental Professionals in the Atlanta area revealed a similar pattern of musculoskeletal troubles.
Sectional view of Dental Workspace reveals the predominant forward leaning posture adopted by Dental Professionals.
Initial Conceptual Sketches of the Saddle Seat with Front Rest
Scaled Model of Dentist's Chair with mannequin to demonstrate postural benefits of Front Rest
Full Scale Mock-ups and Models to refine the size and shape of the front rest
SolidWorks Model of Dentist's Chair
Full Scale prototype with components fabricated in a CNC router, ready for user testing.
User Testing in Progress before a final 'market-ready' prototype is built.