Delivery with joy
smart aids for a postal worker
The umeå postal service project
user centered design - product design
10 weeks – nov 2010 - jan 2011
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 for a safe and comfortable delivery of mail.
The body-aid, is a new mail bag design with customizable positioning to allow for an ergonomically appropriate distribution of weight.
The bag is mounted and clickable on a mechanism that allows you to slide the bag away from the working position to the back to carry the weight in a more comfortable way