Deep vein thrombosis

Lack of passenger movement within the cabin puts many – particularly older adults – at risk of blood clots forming in the veins of the calf muscles, otherwise known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

ELEVATE active seating

ELEVATE addresses the problem of DVT through tracking users’ movements, informing them of long periods of inactivity, and providing methods to increase blood flow, resulting in a reduced risk of DVT for both older adults and the broader passenger population.

primary & secondary research

Ideation was focused on how to manipulate sheet aluminum to be robust enough to hold the weight of users. The final form was chosen after several scale mock-ups were made to test the load weight. The inclusion of perforations in the sheet metal meant that the sheet metal could be flat-packed be assembled at home. 

ideation and prototyping

Following user testing, the concept was further refined through sketching,wireframing, research and prototyping. The results from the prior testswere crucial to informing the direction of the final design and ensuring itwas centred around the target user.

ideation and prototyping

Ideally two positive outcomes could come from a dedicated space within the home for used textiles. Firstly, it has the potential to shift consumer habits away from throwing used textiles in the garbage, and subsequently the landfill. As 

use cycle

The three core materials of the TO Stool were selected to create a robust product and ensure an extended useful life, while also being cyclical. Fasteners were minimized to three hex screws used to fasten aluminium to itself, in order to ensure each material would be easily separable at the end of its useful life, facilitating the recycling process. 

motion tracking

Sensors embedded in the seat track the movement of passengers, allowing the system to understand if the user has been stagnant for long periods of time. 

FOrce resistor sensor

FOrce resistor sensor

NOtification with device paired

In addition to encouraging reuse and recycling, TO is designed with highly recyclable and C2C certified materials. At the end of the stool’s lifecycle, the aluminium frame can easily be disassembled and infinitely recycled; the renewable wood base can be repurposed or composted along with the Reworx® textile bag.

NOtification without device paired

In addition to encouraging reuse and recycling, TO is designed with highly recyclable and C2C certified materials. At the end of the stool’s lifecycle, the aluminium frame can easily be disassembled and infinitely recycled; the renewable wood base can be repurposed or composted along with the Reworx® textile bag.

movement

In addition to encouraging reuse and recycling, TO is designed with highly recyclable and C2C certified materials. At the end of the stool’s lifecycle, the aluminium frame can easily be disassembled and infinitely recycled; the renewable wood base can be repurposed or composted along with the Reworx® textile bag.

follow along movement

In addition to encouraging reuse and recycling, TO is designed with highly recyclable and C2C certified materials. At the end of the stool’s lifecycle, the aluminium frame can easily be disassembled and infinitely recycled; the renewable wood base can be repurposed or composted along with the Reworx® textile bag.

seat card exercises

In addition to encouraging reuse and recycling, TO is designed with highly recyclable and C2C certified materials. At the end of the stool’s lifecycle, the aluminium frame can easily be disassembled and infinitely recycled; the renewable wood base can be repurposed or composted along with the Reworx® textile bag.

device holder

In addition to encouraging reuse and recycling, TO is designed with highly recyclable and C2C certified materials. At the end of the stool’s lifecycle, the aluminium frame can easily be disassembled and infinitely recycled; the renewable wood base can be repurposed or composted along with the Reworx® textile bag.

movement feedback

In addition to encouraging reuse and recycling, TO is designed with highly recyclable and C2C certified materials. At the end of the stool’s lifecycle, the aluminium frame can easily be disassembled and infinitely recycled; the renewable wood base can be repurposed or composted along with the Reworx® textile bag.

user interface

In addition to encouraging reuse and recycling, TO is designed with highly recyclable and C2C certified materials. At the end of the stool’s lifecycle, the aluminium frame can easily be disassembled and infinitely recycled; the renewable wood base can be repurposed or composted along with the Reworx® textile bag.