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HOSPITAL DOORKNOB

Final Design

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Cristina Fawaz, Sarah Folger, Erik Reiblein, Urszula Warszawa

Problem & Research

Post-Design:

Users modified this door handle by securing foam with tape to corners. They did this to increase comfort on the body when pushing doors open.

Design Intent:

Implement changes seen in post-design to create a more sanitary, comfortable, and permanent solution that

Materials: Rubber is used in the boWWWttom corner, an area in which hips, lower back, and buttocks come in contact with the most.

Video Research

PATIENTS

Steel is used in other areas for ease of cleaning, and familiarity.

Testing

Patients are usually transported in gurneys and are feeling anxous for their procedure causing them to be hypersensitive to NOISE and MOVEMENT.

NURSES

Nurses often have their hands full with medical equipment, so they tend to use their ARMS, ELBOWS, HIPS, and LOWER BACK to open doors.

DOCTORS

Doctors move quickly through hospital spaces to see patients and update charts, and therefore use their HANDS and ARMS to open doors.

Situation Patient Rm

Patient Rm

Patient Rm

Patient Rm

Patient Rm

Patient Rm

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Patient Rm Elevator

Elevator

Patient Rm

Patient Rm

Patient Rm

Patient Rm

1st Floor

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Elevator

Operation Rm

Operation Rm

Patient Rm

Patient Rm

Patient Rm

Elevator

Elevator

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Elevator

Administration

Operation Rm

Administration

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Operation Rm

2nd Floor

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