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GIRO
DESIGN BUILD  MOBILE SEAT Peter Kang  In this project, I built a full-scale prototype to solve a problem that I felt could...
GIRO
1  PROBLEM
   Three to five children out of every 1,000 develop spinal curves that are considered large enough to require treatment. ...
How might we alleviate back pain from scoliosis with a seat that can be used when working at home   PROBLEM   2
2  MARKET RESEARCH
Physical Therapy Scoliosis can become worse when exercises are done improperly. Many physical therapists do not provide sc...
1. Ed, a    fteen-year-old student has scoliosis and can   t do work without feeling uncomfortable.  However, he feels the...
Back Braces This method is effective in halting the progression of scoliosis, but is temporary. Braces can be cumbersome a...
1. Another alternative Ed has to help his scoliosis is to begin using a back brace to correct his back.  2. He receives hi...
3  IDEATION
Throughout my ideation process, I looked at several different categories   Comfort  Portability  Form  IDEATION   1
This chair would conform most the body and therefore would be the most comfortable. The plates would be easy to fold and c...
4  PROTOTYPING
This prototype helped me to understand scale, form, and construction more in-depth. Also, I was able to identify points of...
The form of the seat backing emphasizes the Lordotic curve of the spine. The seat also curves away in order to influence u...
5  CONSTRUCTION
The material for the seat backing and the actual seat would be made out of MDF  medium-density fiberboard .  The chair fra...
In order to build my chair backing and seat I had to cut out a guide on the bandsaw and then use that guide to cut exact p...
I cut down steel tubing to the length I needed then proceeded to bend them.  CONSTRUCTION   3
Once all the steel pieces were bended and cut to the desired angles and lengths, I welded them together in order to create...
6  FINAL PROTOTYPE
Support bars were made for stability.  FINAL PROTOTYPE         1
Pipe support brackets and bolts were used to secure the tubing.  FINAL PROTOTYPE         2
The frame was made by arc welding all the steel tubing together.  FINAL PROTOTYPE         3
The curve of the frame provides lumbar support to help the pain from scoliosis.  Spacing between the plates of the seat pr...
FINAL THOUGHTS   FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS The one thing I wish I had more of with this project was time. In order for me to h...