Easy Life with 3D
|Högskolan i Halmstad - Akademin för ekonomi, teknik och naturvetenskap
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 250 000
|October 2015 - May 2017
Purpose and goal
The project is based on the individual´s need for tailor made aids, by involving the user from the problem analysis phase to the conceptual solution. The goal corresponds to customized solutions based on user needs, where the FabLab concept of digital manufacturing and 3D technology has provided a central arena for development with external parties.
Expected results and effects
The project has resulted in a number of different product solutions for people with disabilities, both entrepreneurs and users. Methods have been developed and tested, both in terms of product development through co-creation with the user at the center, but also tests of geometric quality assurance have been conducted to check for example the fit between the digital design and the additive manufactured product. The project has inspired further funded and applications for follow-up projects and means a lot for the support of the FABlab at Halmstad University.
Planned approach and implementation
The layout has included three main themes that have been conducted in the form of workshops. For these workshops, preliminary studies, analyzes, scientific and technical studies have been conducted to ensure quality-developed, customized solutions. The conclusion is that 3D technology when linked to an arena as a Maker space or FABlab works great for implementing new and exciting effective product development based on the user as "co-creator" of new auxiliary concepts instead of as spectators or study objects as traditional product development methods advocated.