We have implemented a process of improvement with a more intensive use of ergonomics (human factors) focused more on the caregivers and not so much on the baby. The need found is oriented to the caregivers.
Focus on the users and the tasks that the hammock in question entails.
The emphasis is on ease of use from the very beginning when the system is fitted.
We provide solutions for the physical demands of the users.
According to the IEA (International Ergonomics Association) the following list shows the most common classification for the different factors that affect human beings when performing a task, activity or function:
Body posture and movement, such as sitting, standing, lifting, pushing
Environmental factors such as noise, speed, vibration, weather, touch, lighting
Information and operating factors, which can be perceived through the senses, such as surface temperatures, sounds
Tasks and jobs in such a way that they are appropriate to the skills and training of the users as well as interesting.
These factors are important and have to be taken into account when planning the design process of any product. The person in charge of the design must integrate all those factors that will affect the users when the product is going to be used. For this reason, we have created a product adapted to the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs of the users of ours in particular.
We must bear in mind that nowadays most products must be focused on making our daily life easier, especially when it comes to loads that affect us physically. With this product we make the bouncer more ergonomic by respecting the basic principles of caring for the caregivers in terms of weight, loads and dragging:
Do not drag two loads at the same time.
Push instead of pull.
When pushing try to bring the two arms together.
With our couplings we have managed to make these points come true and thus facilitate the task of the caregivers.
We have adapted a rudder in the bouncer so that the caregivers do not have to change their anatomical situation when they are standing up to transfer the baby. With the wheels that are fixed in the bouncer, and that allow it to slide on the surface of the house, plus the rudder, we achieved the caregiver not having to bend and from their own standing situation can move the baby with a small gesture of pushing with the hand and direct it to the desired location.
We have thought that a telescopic rudder is best due to the different heights of the caregivers and the variable situations.
With the pole we have gone further, ensuring the physical care of the parents or carers. The bouncer is in a low position, as it is designed to be stable on a surface and over time the child can balance itself. When the child is positioned in the bouncer with its own weight, it falls even more in favour of gravity, making the caregiver to bend down to take the bouncer and carry weight.
The handle of the pole is designed for frontal grasping, positioning the wrist in a neutral position. So, if any caregiver has problems of osteoarthritis, arthritis, carpal tunnel type ailments, shoulder… the position in which the upper limb goes does not involve pronation or supination movement.