Design improvement of cerebral palsy easy carrier
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This project was to design and improve a cerebral palsy child easy carrier used when travelling in a vehicle. A seating support which is backrest equip with 5 point harness belt are the main component in this design. The main reason for designing this carrier is because there is no such equipment in Malaysia which allows children with cerebral palsy to travel in high safety measure either for a short or long period of travel. This lead to the main purpose of this project is to design a product with high safety features with affordable price and to develop a product which is portable and easy to use. There are few methods were used along this project. Among the method were used is Quality Function Deployment (QFD) to find the best solution for the problem based on the customer needs. Besides that, Pugh Method which is screening and weightage method which is scoring were used to find the best design. A few analysis for the design have been carried out to find the best material to use for the child carrier, the endurance and the probability of the product to be successful. Moreover, the suitability analysis of the product to be used by the customer was also been identified by using ergonomics analysis, Rapid upper limb assessment (RULA) and Rapid entire body assessment (REBA) Analysis.