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JA N I S B E I N E R TS DESIGNER / CREATOR / ARCHITECT


WORK EXPERIENCE

3+ years in total

2016.02–09

Product Design intern, Frog Design, Munich

2015.07-16.01

Product Design intern, Forpeople, London

2013.04–09

3d modeller, design studio “MAKETI.LV”, Riga

2012.09–13.03

Architect assistant, architecture office “ 1PLUS1”, Riga

2012.05–09

Outdoor furniture designer, metal factory “Valpro”, Riga

2012.02–05

Architect assistant, design office “ ARHIIDEA”, Riga

2011.05–10

Summer practice, architecture office “Arhis”, Riga

EDUCATION

6+ years in total

MA Advanced Product design , APD, UMEA 2014 – 2017

Industrial Design Intensive, IDI, Umea 2013 – 2014

ERASMUS architecture, UPV, Valencia 2010.09–12

BA Architecture, APF, Riga 2008 – 2012

SUMMER WORKSHOPS EASA010 / EASA011 / EASA012 / EASA013 / EASA014* *EASA - The European Architecture Students Assembly is a platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge for European students of architecture.

CV

Forpeople


/ JANIS BEINERTS / janis.beinerts@gmail.com +371 29499248

Frog Design

Lived & studied & worked –

Visited – PORTFOLIO 5


INDUSTRIAL DES

MFA ADVANCED PRODUCT DESIGN

2014 2017

01

AERO

05 FEIN DRILL

CONTENT

02 ANNA

06 OSTY


SIGN INTENSIVE

BA ARCHITECTURE & URBAN PLANING

2013 2014

03 FALCON

2008 2012

04 MINIMUM

07 OPTIFLEX

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01 YEAR............. TIME............. INSTITUTION. PROGRAM...... CO U R S E . . . . . . . .

A ERO / WATER HARVESTER Creates water from thin air 2016 10 WEEKS UMEÃ… INSTITUTE OF DESIGN MA ADVANCED PRODUCT DESIGN CARE OF URBAN NATURE 2030

ABOUT COURSE Term project in collaboration with Husqvarna group. Course focuses on forecasting what future cities of 2030 could look like. Analysing the possible problem areas and looking into solutions that could improve the care of urban nature.

PROJECT By the year 2030, many big cities will have serious problems to maintain their greeneries because of lack of water. Reasons are increased global water demand, long droughts & water pollution and daily excessive usage of existing water resources. Aero focuses on how to sustain greeneries in future cities and keep gardening an affordable and enjoyable activity.

TEAM Susanne Duswald Janis Beinerts

Collaboration with Husqvarna Group

How to s u p p or t ga rd en i n g i n t h e future?


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We will s out of

40% too little water in 2030

4 BIL. living in high water stress areas

COULD HUMIDITY HARVESTING BE THE SOLUTION?

Humidity harvesting is a good alternative water source. It stands for 80% of the earth’s total fresh water. Even though humidity is an accessible resource worldwide, sustainable solutions of today are only possible in especially foggy areas. But how could we make it accessible to everyone, even people in dense city environments?

FUTURE FORECAST

by 2


soon run water!

2 030

70% for agriculture

100 countries affected by desert growth

WHAT WILL THE CITY OF 2030 BE LIKE?

Due to shortage of water it will be hard for future cities to maintain the greeneries in an affordable and environmentally friendly way. As a result, people will seek out for new ways to be more independent and harvest their own energy & water. Clustered communities and selfsustaining ecosystems will be more present than today. Dead spaces of today such as rooftops will be better utilized.

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PROBLEMS FOR EXISTING PARKS “ Watering is very costly. In summer a truck drives around the city several times per week to fill up water bags.” “ Watering plants for the right amount is tricky. A lot of water is wasted. “ “ A lot of maintenance work. In the future citizens could participate as well.”

To collect knowledge and insights for this project, we collectively traveled to Malmö and Umea (Sweden), where Urban Gardening is evolving in a bigger scale.

STUDY VISITS IN SWEDEN

Talking to specialist revealed future challenges and current problem areas regarding plant watering.


LIMITED ACCESS TO WATER “ We wanted to do gardening, but couldn’t find access to water. “ “ The ground water sometimes gets contaminated by the salty sea water. “

The study visits in Malmo : >Oboy & Ohoy >Odla I Stan >Malmo rooftop institute

The study visits in Umea 2016 : >Teg & Hedlunda >Alidhem community gardeners > Town hall

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B u i l d i n g mo c k- u p s

IDEATION AND MODEL MAKING

I deat i on


s essions

Fo r m explorat ions

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What if we can boost city greenification even in the water lacking future cities?

VISION

What if you can start gardening anywhere any time with no need for electricity nor water access?


What if we can create stronger bonds between community members by easy accessible and affordable community gardening?

What if we use smart technology and sustainable materials to produce water from thin air?

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Aero business plan insures that all stakeholders are interested to work together to make gardening accessible for the city communities.

COMMUNITY GARDENING SYSTEM


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UNIQUE HUMIDITY CATCHING MATERIAL Elastic cotton coated with the PNIPAAm aggressively attracts humidity in air. This unique material can store water up to 350% of it’s weight.

Absorb

Extract

AIR FLOW Active fan pulls humid air through the absorption layers

WORKING PRINCIPLE


THERE IS PLENTY OF WATER IN THE AIR Areo can produce up to 200L of water per day. Which is enough to fully support 50m2 of vegetable gardening. Aero collects its own solar energy to support this harvesting process.

WATER HARVESTING Motor applies tension and water is squeezed out from the cotton membranes

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Rotation disks

Filter

Interactive glass

Backup connection port

Water container

Solar cells

INNER COMPONENTS


Water harvesting cotton 3 layers

Motor

Control unit / battery

Pump

Magnetic hoses

Fan

Water tank

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Extra Storage + Excess water storage + Sell it back to city

COMPLETE GARDENING EXPERIENCE

Smart lock + Magnetic individual hoses + Connect several Aero together

Interaction + Water volume + User help guide + Maintenance feedback


Dosing feeder + Various watering tools + Set automated watering + Smart plant measurement

App + Distance watering controls + Water consumption rates + Communication between community members

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SIZE VARIATIONS


Aero comes in 2 sizes. The Aero-mini version ideally fits to the private balconies or indoors watering. It has integrated water hose that can be pulled out during the watering process, so plants are easier to reach. Water pressure can be turned on and off directly from the nozzle, so water is not spilled out when moving from one watering spot to another. If the house is located in an insufficient sun area, Aero-mini can be connected to the electric house grid by cable, to power the water harvesting process. Aero-mini can produce up to 20L of water per day, which is enough to support approximately 5m2 of vegetable gardening. The interaction and water level indications are shown on the top surface.

Private

Community AERO / WATER HARVESTER 27


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02 A NNA / BRE ATHING ASSISTANT FOR CHI For a calmer and less scary experience

YEAR............. TIME............. INSTITUTION. PROGRAM...... CO U R S E . . . . . . . .

2015 1.5 WEEKS UMEÅ INSTITUTE OF DESIGN MA ADVANCED PRODUCT DESIGN SOUND AND LIGHT PROJECT

ABOUT COURSE Anna is a two weeks collaboration project between two Master programs at Umeå University: MA Interaction Design + MA Advanced Product Design. The research is based on collaboration with the main University hospital of Umeå.

PROJECT Full anaesthetic is not a pleasant experience and follows the same procedure regardless of the patient’s age. Even adults find it unpleasant, but for kids this experience can be terrifying as they are more emotional and do not always understand why they have to go through this frightening process.

TEAM Janis Beinerts Lars Sundelin Sebastian Aumer Trieuvy Luu The main challenge is to ensure kids don’t feel stressed, take deep and slow breaths during the anaesthetic procedure

How to support children d ane sthes i a procedure?


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GENERAL ANESTHESIA CAN BE TERRIFYING FOR CHILDREN The child has to breathe through a tightly sealed mask for up to several minutes. Many times this causes children to panic, making the procedure a long and scary experience.

METHOD OF DISTRACTION The procedure, doctors and space itself can feel scary for kids. Doctors today try to distract kids by giving them toys to play with while gas is inhaled. Another approach is to distract kids by showing their heart rate and breathing levels.

USER RESEARCH & CASE STUDIES


EXPERIENCING THE PROCEDURE Together with anesthetist from UmeĂĽ University hospital we went through the procedure simulation. We tried to better understand the problems kids have to face and how to make it easier, both for kids and their parents, but also for the medical personal. ANNA / BREATHING ASSISTANT 33


1 full circle = 1 full breath

The kid can practice breathing with his parents before the procedure.

CONCEPT AND USER TESTING

Procedure is less scary as patient is already familiar with some of the activities.


ANNA is a breathing assistant that helps the child to remain calm and breathe properly. The interactive lights are simple to understand and speed up the sedation process, benefiting everyone involved.

Engagement from ANNA helps to focus and to be distracted from other equipment in the room.

The breathing assistant gradually lights up indicating the progress of breathing The goal is to reach full circle. When it is done ANNA blinks and creates a reward sound.

Anna helps the doctor to monitor the breathing progress.

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Test prototypes were made using Arduino kit and LED straps.

IDEATION AND PROTOTYPING

It was important to explore various sound and light animations to enhance the breathing engagement.


The case and the assembly took place in the local workshop

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COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT STUDENT NOTABLE

INTERACTION STUDENT WINNER


ANNA / / BREATHING ASSISTANT FOR CHILDREN

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03 FALCON / N EXT GENERATION WELDING For improved patients self image and comfort

YEAR............. TIME............. INSTITUTION. PROGRAM...... CO U R S E . . . . . . . .

2017 20 WEEKS UMEĂ… INSTITUTE OF DESIGN MA ADVANCED PRODUCT DESIGN THESIS PROJECT

ABOUT COURSE There are roughly 12.2 million workers in the welding industry. But due to harsh conditions it is estimated that in the USA alone there will be a shortage of 300 000 welders by the year 2020.

PROJECT Falcon is a next generation personal protection equipment for professional manual welders that need non-stop air supply, clear vision and full radiation protection to execute high precision welds in challenging welding environments. Welding helmets available today are heavy and have a small view angle. Falcon addresses these issues by introducing curved auto darkening lenses that offer full view angles in all directions. Better weight distribution and lighter material combinations.

The main challenge is to fully protect the welder without lowering the comfort and efficiency.

Collaboration with 3M Speedglas and Migatronic.

How to fully protect the weld lowering the comfort or effic


MASK

der without ciency? FALCON / NEXT GENERATION WELDING MASK 41


LOW GUIDANCE AND KNOWLEDGE

HEAVY AND NOT BALANCED

LOW VISION

UNCOMFORTABLE FUME PROTECTION

16 7 2

active welders interviewed

welding studios visited in Latvia and Sweden welding product companies as mentors (3m Speedglas & Migatronic)

PROBLEM ANALYSIS

3

welding instructors interviewed from Riga welding school.

8

welding masks tested and evaluated

15

tutoring sessions with UID mentors


“ We hold our breath and try to get distance from the raising fumes. “ “ I often have to lean too close to see the weld better. ” “ Weight and comfort of the helmet most important factors. “

are the

“ I often get neck burns. But if I seal the helmet - it gets foggy and bad air. “ “ Powered air units are not used. Too heavy and clumsy. I feel trapped “ “ I don’t use respirators. Uncomfortable to use.”

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MARKET RESEARCH Research shows that depending on the welders type and work method the mask requirements are different. So to say- there is no such thing as “the perfect mask for everyone”

Market is saturated with similar looking and performing products. Industry has moved very slow in implementing new technologies.

High protection Long hours

TARGET

Amateur

Professional

Short duration

COMMON WELDING MASK PROBLEMS

MARKET RESEARCH & TARGET GROUP

Heavy Bad weight balance Bulky Low contrast while welding Low visibility during other tasks Small field of view Neck burns Inner light reflections Condensation Uncomfortable Low fumes protection


TARGETED WELDERS Professional welders that execute high precision welds in difficult environments.

NEEDS

Welders working full day with 2-3 hours shifts. Can work alone or in groups. Contaminated environment.

Non stop powered air support Full face and skin protection Ergonomics for long hour work Maximum visibility and clearance Flexible solution for tight spaces Communication with co-workers

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CREATIVE PROCESS

Weight distribution tests

Initial idea sketching

Ergonomic tests on users

CREATIVE PROCESS


Mock-up’s 3d scans

Components layout explorations

Ideation sessions

CMF explorations + early 3D sketching

Air blow tests

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MAIN BENEFITS


– Full spark, radiation and fume protections – Wide and clear vision – Suitable for tight spaces

– Communicates with external devices – Upgradeable components – Customisable to individual needs FALCON / NEXT GENERATION WELDING MASK 49


MODULAR COMPONENT FAMILY Components are made modular with simple connection mechanisms so that the user himself can easily exchange expired components and separate+wash the fabric parts. This also allows the product family to gradually evolve offering new type of components. This creates opportunity to customize the product to satisfy specific user needs.

POSSIBLE COMPONENT UPGRADES Integrated hard hat

Integrated ear muffs

Hoodie modifications

IR cameras

Gas filter and Oxygen supply

MODULAR COMPONENTS


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Impact protection Welding visor

Lights Protection screen Auto darkening filter Heads-up display

Heads-up display controls

Spark + heat protection fabric

Air + power connection Air filter harness

Spark protection fabric

Air + power connection On/off

Battery

Falcon is made for a long work day by using light materials, smarter component distribution and balanced weigh placement.

COMPONENTS AND SET UP PROCESS

The system is flexible and adjustable insuring good ergonomics for various users.


Put on the harness

Put on the Mask

Air + power connection

Start the air flow

Adjust the headgear

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Air outlet

Strategic air intake /outlet locations: — Additional head cooling effect — Extended filter lifetime — Higher toxic fume protection

Air intake The welder is provided with constantly filtered air by a battery driven fan on the back of the harness.

AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM

If desired, the user can adjust the intensity of the airflow and is always protected from the contaminated environment and toxic welding fumes.


Gaps between the impact protection cushions allow the air to pass through and cool the head.

Nano-particle filter Fine dust filter Spark filter Protection case

The powerful fan can provide up to 300L/min filtered air. When the filters are full, the user gets notified and asked to change them.

Extra gas filter modules can be added to provide additional protection if it is needed.

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Heads-up display

Lights

Accept

15° 55°

Navigate

Interface navigation

Better vision has been one of the main attention points in this project. By implementing the latest technology we have created significant user benefits. VISION & COMMUNICATION

Full view angle + dual auto-darkening mode allows to perform both welding and grinding with maximum precision without raising the visor.


SERVICE + CLOUD Filter status Work performance data Work tasks updates

WELDING MACHINE Weld settings controls Arc detection Temperature measure

SMART PHONE Fast communication Music / call

Welding setting and other parameters can be adjusted directly on the go through the heads-up display and the side navigation buttons. FALCON / NEXT GENERATION WELDING MASK 57


CMF & CUSTOMISABILITY


Strong color accents on the fabric components allow welders to be visible and recognizable in the dark welding environment. Fabric components are easily customizable to match users’ visual preferences. FALCON / NEXT GENERATION WELDING MASK 59


MODEL MAKING


3D printing & vacuum forming

Stitching & sewing

Painting

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04 MINIMUM / SMART BATHROOM FAUCET For a cleaner and more intuitive experience

YEAR............. TIME............. INSTITUTION. PROGRAM...... CO U R S E . . . . . . . .

2014 4 WEEKS UMEÃ… INSTITUTE OF DESIGN MA ADVANCED PRODUCT DESIGN BATHROOM INTERACTION

PROJECT Minimum is an environmentally friendly bathroom faucet that brings user experience to a new level. Smart technology allows the hand washing process to be more pleasurable, completely hygienic and very intuitive. The sensor based water adjustment system also saves water as the faucet senses where and how much water is needed. Shelf functionality helps to keep the sink area clean and better organised. It is a simple design that suits various bathrooms, as the storage platform can be personalised through different materials and colours.

Collaboration with FM Mattsson

How to save water and make a water tap more intuitive?


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SENSOR BASED INTERACTION


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SAVES WATER Turns on and off by infra-red proximity sensors. Applies water only to object areas.

TOUCH-LESS ADJUSTMENTS Instantly delivers the best water settings by detecting your hand position under the faucet.

cold

SENSOR BASED INTERACTION


infra-red sensors

more

hot

less

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MORE SPACE Functional storage place for bathroom accessories. Easier to clean and organize the sink area.

wood storage platform

PERSONAL STYLE Match your bathroom style with customizable double-sided top plates.

wood simple surface

ADAPTABLE FUNCTIONALITY


metal water mixer

ceramic slim body shell

stone

rubber

functional rails

expressive pattern

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05 PRE CISIO N D RILL / FE IN SCREWDRIV ER For extra control and precise drilling

YEAR............. TIME............. INSTITUTION. PROGRAM...... CO U R S E . . . . . . . .

2015 4 WEEKS UMEĂ… INSTITUTE OF DESIGN MA ADVANCED PRODUCT DESIGN PARAMETRIC MODELLING

ABOUT COURSE The course provided a real life simulation, where existing drill components needed to be used be used to create a future design, considering plastic injection moulding rules. New knowledge of rapid prototyping and SolidWorks modelling was provided.

PROJECT For amateur users todays drills don’t provide any drilling guidance. As a result, it is almost impossible to be in control of the drilling angle and drill hole depth. The new design ensures users to have full over this measurements by having an integrated assistance ruler. With a guided ruler, users can be confident and work much faster and precise. The main challenge is to provide users full control of the drilling process.

How to provide depth and an control while drilling?


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Now you are in full control of th drilling process

Those who have tried to drill, know how hard it can be to make a straight hole and to be aware how deep the drill bit is already in the material.

3 AXES CONTROL

Being in control of 3 axes by eye sight only is nearly impossible. That is why we need some guidance.


mm

he 0 - 90 PERPENDICULAR

IN RIGHT ANGLE

People have tried various self made methods: like taping the drill bit to know the depth, or sliding the power tool against an 90 degree object to estimate the angle. But these methods are unreliable and don’t provide the needed precision.

IN CHOSEN DEPTH

Precision drill has integrated measuring tools this allows user to be in full control over 3 dilling axes.

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SET THE ANGLE AND DEPTH

Pull out the ruler

Set the depth and lock

Drill until ruler reaches surface

The sliding ruler works as a stopper. You just set the depth and the ruler will make sure you don’t drill further than that.

WORKING PRINCIPLE

The ruler is integrated in the precision drill, so that it is allays there when needed.


Nob is perpendicular to drill axis

Pull and turn the nob to set the angle

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Part of the project assignment was to take apart an existing power tool and integrate its’ components into the new design.

COMPONENTS

Charging port

Battery

Dual trigger

Engine

Ruler housing

Ruler lock

Nob + ruler

Drill bit

The existing components were one of the main design drives for the screwdriver to be created and produced accordingly to plastic injection molding principles.


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Here, the existing drill components were used to create the new design.

MODEL MAKING

The entire design applies to plastic injection moulding rules and “Fein� brand identity.


Several quick foam mock-up were created to test their ergonomic features.

The final model was created with Solidworks as a 3d filed and 3d printed afterwards to be build together to a functional prototype. PRECISION DRILL / FEIN SCREWDRIVER 83


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06 OSTY / OSTOM Y KI T

For improved patients self image and comfort

YEAR............. TIME............. INSTITUTION. PROGRAM...... CO U R S E . . . . . . . .

2015 9 WEEKS UMEÅ INSTITUTE OF DESIGN MA ADVANCED PRODUCT DESIGN PHILIPS HEALTHCARE

ABOUT COURSE This term healthcare project is in collaboration with Philips: “Let the Philips come even closer.“ The course emphasis is the need of healthcare quality improvement in a home environment.

PROJECT There are 300 000 new ostomy patients every year. In most cases this operation is the only option to save their lives with the cost of having an external stool collecting bag for the rest of their lives. Today’s bag solutions are very primitive and unpleasant. Patients have a hard time managing these bags. Their main problem is the fear of leakage, bad odour and unattractive appearance. This leads to a damaged self-image, poor life quality and depression.

The main challenge is to improve ostomy bag management, prevent stool leakage and related issues. Collaboration with Philips

Full report

How to help ostomy patie self confident and in cont


ents to be trol? OSTY / OSTOMY KIT 87


Some PATIENTS REFUSE to have the necessary ostomy operation because of the unbearable life conditions afterwards even when this operation would be THE ONLY OPTION TO SAVE THEIR LIFE.

300,000 New p at ie nt s p e r yea r

Colostomy

An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening on the abdominal wall for waste products to move out of the body. RESEARCH

Ileostomy

Stoma locat

Ostomy can be assigned for various reasons: Cancer / Injury / Inflammatory diseases / Obstruction / Birth defects / Paralysis/ etc.


tions

Stoma creation

Ostomy is often a permanent condition - in other words for the rest of the patient’s life. If it is still needed for at least 2 years.

Damaged self image, complex bag management, bad smell, leakage, overfull, skin irritation / infections, gas management. OSTY / OSTOMY KIT 89


Ideation workshops

Self test of the ostomy products

A set of existing ostomy products were tested on myself. Tested on how the skin is affected in the long term, what are the comfort and confidence levels.

IDEATION & PRODUCT TESTS

The adhesive layer significantly damaged the skin already after a couple of days. Also the seal started to peal off.


Building the scale mock-ups

Rethinking the connection to body principles

Ideation sessions were created to brainstorm on new ways to insure tight seal, but at the same time to protect the skin.

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“ How to improve ostomy products’ functionality and a customization to fit various patient types? “

Together with doctors, new type of body “add-ons” were explored.

WORKING PRINCIPLES

Iris membrane valve was created - very compact solution to manage bag exchange in much cleaner way.


allow

Work on ergonomics and adaptive solutions for both ileostomy and colostomy patients.

Testing compact foldable stool bag option that would be easier to empty.

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OS

PRODUCT FAMILY FOR YOUNG A

Modular

BASE PLATE

- No adhesive - No leakage

This new product family is adaptable to both ileostomy and colostomy patients.

PRODUCT FAMILY COMPONENTS

Personalized

Analog

VALVE

- Faster + cleaner - Stoma protection

It prevents leakages and bad odor, as well as improving the quality of the skin. Additionally, it’s a much faster and cleaner bag exchange process.


STY

AND ACTIVE OSTOMY PATIENTS

Skin friendly

Flexible

BAG

Small

FILTER CAP

- No odor - Less inner pressure

- Compact storage - Easy to empty

This results in a minimal appearance under the clothes and improved movement freedom for the patients. OSTY / OSTOMY KIT 95


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Or

“ click “

“ click “

MATCH YOUR NEEDS

Adapted to standardized module system. Can be used in various combinations fitting users’ specific needs. FUNCTIONALITY

Easy interaction - can just attach the products on top of each other - no adhesive materials needed.

Placed the sur


d during rgery

MATCH YOUR STYLE

This product system comes in various shapes and colours, allowing the users to create their own personal set to match their skin and outfits.

These products are long lasting and washable better for the environment and the budget.

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07 OPTIFLEX / VISI ON AND LIGHT For better scaling operations

YEAR............. TIME............. INSTITUTION. PROGRAM...... CO U R S E . . . . . . . .

2014-2015 10 WEEKS UMEÅ INSTITUTE OF DESIGN MA ADVANCED PRODUCT DESIGN UNDERGROUND IRON-ORE MINING

ABOUT COURSE The first term project during Advanced Product Design is executed in collaboration with the LKAB mining company and Atlas Copco.

PROJECT The main challenge was how to solve the operator ’s vision problem while increasing scaling productivity and safety at the same time. Optiflex is a product for the existing scaletec rigs. It significantly improves the operator ’s vision and access to crucial data that improves productivity, precision, rock surface evaluation and safety.

Collaboration with Atlas Copco and LKAB

Full report

How to provide a clear vision scaletec operator?


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The study visit in Kiruna mine is the deepest mining sector worldwide which is 1365 m deep. For us, this was a unique chance to see machinery in action and to get feedback from LKAB employees. FIELD STUDY & PROBLEM ANALYSES

We got the chance to listen to lectures from from Atlas Copco on mining trends, future challenges and possible design opportunities. Additionally, we got deeper insights on mining control systems and remote operations.


Focus area – scaling. Main problem : low vision for operator.

View is blocked by cabin’s frame and windshield security bars. The long boom is right in front of the operator, while the light support from the scaletec rig is insufficient.

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Dual cameras work as human eyes and can map 3d data

The operator has access to this data from the monitor placed in his cabin. In future scaletec models it could be displayed through a heads– up display.

PLACEMENT & ENHANCED VISION MODES

Operator can see close up view on the side monitor

The operator can switch from normal dual vision to 3D CAD view, which is constantly updated as he works. This gives a clearer picture of rock surface geometry, hidden cracks and possible threats.


Live mapping allows to see clearly which rocks still needs to be removed

Side by side camera view

As Kiruna mine 3D scans their mine, it is possible to combine data from existing situation and planned geometry. This way we can assist operator on which stones needs to be removed. This data can be color-coded and placed on top of live-stream footage.

This is a view from left and right camera’s perspective. It is a very close view, and the extra light source makes it easy for the operator to analyze surface structures and to aim.

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Flexible body prevents har

The body of the camera is made of metal spring casted into hard rubber shell. This two material combination ensures good vibration absorption and flexibility.

FLEXIBILITY PRINCIPLE

When the camera is hit by rocks it bends to avoid hard impact and damage.


Data transformer Customizable mounting plate

rd impact

Quick release for fast replace

Optiflex is attached behind the hydraulic head as this area is the safest and rarely gets hit by falling rocks.

A quick replacement feature allows operators to plug in a new camera unit on site with the help of a screwdriver.

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Optiflex design is based on the Atlas Copco design language. Designed to be a very simply and functional product, it blends together with existing scaling tools and the mining environment. COMPONENTS

All parts are modular and replaceable if needed. The components are designed to withstand big rock impacts. Optiflex is water and dust proof.


Back cap

Rubber body

Protection plate

Stabilizer of camera

LED lights

Optical unit

Protection shell

Impact-proof glass

Bolts

There are 2 major blocks: hard rubber protection body and hardware core. All components are fixed together with one set of bolts.

Optiflex is made of simple and symmetrical parts so it would be cheap to produce. If required, the product can be dismounted and therefore is easy to replace if any part breaks.

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The body of the prototype was made by hand out of hard polyurethane material. Later it was painted accordingly to fit the colors of Atlas Copco. MODEL MAKING & CLIENT PRESENTATION

A functional web camera and LED lights were build into the model.


Presentation for LKAB and Atlas Copco

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