Dentist's Chair

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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.