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uniform jacket for the danish police sidsel kjøller damkjær, johan king & mads kjøller damkjær (design of concept and construction) // client/producer: rigspolitiet manufacturer: mammut work wear denmark

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uturn marie danel denmark

challenge: 12,000 police officers use their uniform as their main work tool everyday, in Denmark alone. The challenge has been to improve their everyday working life.

challenge: millions of people all over the world are suffering from urine-incontinence. lack of a basic body function has a severe influence on the life quality of the patient.

The uniform for the police is not just a jacket; it is a mobile office. Based on a user-centered design process, the uniform has changed from a normal jacket to a functional office as well as working as an image for the surroundings. The jacket is functional with focus on flexibility, accessibility, weather, surroundings and ergonomics. In the design, there has been focus on the functionality as well as on the image of the police force. The redesign of the uniform jacket has not only enhanced the physical working environment for the police, but also – as it turns out – the psychical.

Uturn is an external mobile medico-product which monitors the urine bladder by using ultrasound. It sends a warning signal to the user when the bladder is full and needs to be emptied. Uturn is created with careful consideration for the intimate use of a medico product. The design relates to human physical shape and body movement. The design and features of Uturn provides the user suffering from incontinence with physical and mental independency. Depending on the user’s preference, Uturn can either be worn discretely under the clothes or as body jewelry. The concept of Project Uturn is based on existing technology.

Det danske politis uniformjakke er ikke bare en jakke, men en arbejd splads. Uniformen skal kunne fungere i mange forskellige situationer. Designnet har udgangspunkt i betjentens behov og tager hensyn til fleksibilitet og tilgængelighed, samtidig med at det også giver en signalværdi i forhold til omgivelserne.

Uturn hjælper mennesker, der lider af inkontinens, til et nemmere liv. Uturn bæres på selve kroppen og holder øje med, hvornår blæren er fyldt og bør tømmes. Uturn sender derefter et signal til brugeren.

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INDEX: AWARD EXHIBITION 2007  

Catalogue over the 106 top-nominated designs for INDEX: AWARD 2007

INDEX: AWARD EXHIBITION 2007  

Catalogue over the 106 top-nominated designs for INDEX: AWARD 2007

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