Infant Mobility

I explored the contexts of transporting an infant and found many pain points during the transition between the home, vehicle, and public spaces.

 
 Most pain points occurred in transitional stages of infant mobility.

Most pain points occurred in transitional stages of infant mobility.

 

Pain Points & Safety

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Most parents sit their child in a rear-side seat because it's convenient for loading and less straining on the body. But what they don't understand is that the "crumple zone" is much smaller and dangerous in a rear-side seat than the middle seat.

Easy Access

I sought out a way to merge convenience of side-loading and safety of sitting in the middle seat. This included brainstorms around mechanisms & technologies that could be appropriated to solve the problems.

  Slide-and-Swivel  | A sliding rail system was design to easily bring the infant from the center towards the side of the car

Slide-and-Swivel | A sliding rail system was design to easily bring the infant from the center towards the side of the car

 Along with ease of loading, carrying needed to be addressed. Conventional car seat handles are rigid and force poor posture.

Along with ease of loading, carrying needed to be addressed. Conventional car seat handles are rigid and force poor posture.