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Delivery with joy / exo glove with body aid

Delivery with joy
Delivery with joy

As part of a collaboration between Umeå Institute of Design and Umeå Post, Delivery with Joy was developed to aid in the safe and comfortable delivery of mail. Postal delivery people typically handle 250 kg of mail per day which can result in carpal tunnel syndrome as well as other health issues. To address these, a two part system was developed to assist in the physically demanding work. The first, an exo-glove, provides support to avoid over-extension of the wrist and reduces demand on the thumb. The second, a body-aid, is a new mail bag design with customizable positioning to allow for an ergonomically appropriate distribution of weight.

University

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Design

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden