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  • To design a manually operated product to trim grass on small - sized lawns (backyards).
  • Problems faced :
    - weight of the existing products
    - constant bending required which causes back-aches
    - prone to other injuries such as shoulder strains and wrist injuries

    Solution requirements :
    - safety features
    - easy manueverability
    - ergonomically correct
  • The approach taken was to try various ideas including semi - automatic products that could include features like swivel or rotate for the blades or different heights for the handle. An attempt was made to produce a simple design, which in turn would require the user to perform a simple operation. 
  • A prototype was made using aluminium pipes that were bent to form the handles. Aluminium sheets were cut to form the blades.