Doze

Ergonomic sleep positioner designed for children with low or high muscle tones to assist with side-lying posture. Studies have shown that lying on the side aids breathing patterns and growth development.

Advisory Team

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Problem

Children that suffer from cerebral palsy, leukodystrophy, or stroke have trouble sleeping on their sides due to their inability to control muscle tensions.

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HYPERTONIA

Increased rigidity, tension, and spasticity of the muscles.

OPTIMAL POSTURE

Adjusting the child to a fetal position aids breathing patterns and growth development.

HYPOTONIA

A condition in which there is loss of muscular tonicity.

100 Initial Sketches

At the start of the project, approximately one hundred sketches are drawn to brainstorm on as many ideas as possible.

Evolution of Concepts

Adult-size and child-size prototypes were created in order to test on users. Different tests include ease of use, comfort and overall experience.

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Final Iterative Sketches

Brainstorming on possible solutions for improvement on usability.

Doze

Inspired by the armadillo, Doze is a streamlined solution that is ergonomic, secure, and easy to wash and alternate sides. Doze is also breathable because of the mesh material and opening of the back.

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ADJUSTABLE

To the body

EXTENDABLE

For growth

ROTATIONAL

To switch sides

Scenario

The diagram illustrates how the product is intended to be used.

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SITTING POSITION

SECURE STRAPS

LIE DOWN

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PLACE CUSHION

ATTACH TOP SUPPORT

ATTACH BOTTOM SUPPORT