Well, that is the overview of this concept. I wanted it to be transportable by patient or caregiver, but that is beyond the capabilities of the designer (me) at this time, so had to put that part of prototype off for awhile. In one of the ideas, I wanted to be able to make this one unit, attached together, again moveable, but more important easy to access. I think I have accomplished that with my little prototype. But I have to say that the user (me) is not at all satisfied with the final prototype at this time (good thing it is a prototype) because it doesn't do all that I want it to do, and it still looks disorganized. I was not able to get the other piece of the prototype which is buried behind some boxes and I am unable to move those boxes. Husband is unavailable to help me, and I do not have a caregiver. Husband does make sure I eat and have water to drink. He even makes coffee in the mornings, but at this point in time, for some reason, I am having a hard time drinking coffee, it causes too much pain.
I am going to post two (2) pictures of the current prototype in all its glory...mind you, I am having to take this picture from the hospital bed where I use this thing. I so wanted to do so much more, but my health has worsened. I see the doctors next week. By the way, it is back to the drawing board for this prototype, much like the professor's scoop! So, the pictures (2) for the concept should be here:
So that is the prototype in actual use...really need to build a really good one, just to prove I can (says the designer in me!).
Here is where I'm supposed to tell you how I tested it...I tested it on myself, which is probably not the best test, but as the user, I am not satisfied with the concept. I am planning on throwing up a little questionnaire on Facebook, I have a few friends who are in wheelchairs and hospital beds on there, and there opinion might count, I think. That is about the best I can do, as I have no way of getting out of this house to test this on a local nursing home (which would be a good idea, walk from room to room and see if patients would like something like this). I will try to test it on Facebook, but that will be the best I can do at this time. You will see the results for Facebook testing, if I get that accomplished before the end of next week. I can't really apologize for that, my life is what it is...I have really enjoyed this class, but have gotten really tired of late. THANKS FOR LISTENING!