Albatross Inclusive Shaver by Eric Lalande

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Albatross

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Inclusive Shaver

INSPIRATION:
My own experience with osteoarthritis gave me insight into what it feels like to have limited mobility. After preliminary research, I could not find any product addressing this issue in a satisfying manner.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The electric shaver is a familiar product often part of the morning routine. When someone suffers from hand impairment, caused by trauma or a degenerative disease, shaving can become a difficult and sometimes painful endeavor. The Albatross offers functionality and ease of operation while being an intuitive design. The main features significantly improve the shaving experience by improving comfort and facilitating autonomy.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The Albatross, with its integrated hand strap, can be operated even with limited hand functionality. Other features include a cushioned thumb rest, optimized shape to reduce stress on the hand, provision for a lanyard.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Sainte Therese, from February to Mai 2020

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
All the manufacturing of the Albatross is based on existing production methods and materials: Injection molded main body and parts, most mechanical components existing and already manufactured. The few components specific to the Albatros (gear box, display, magnetic connector) should require minimum investment and be on par with other shavers development costs.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions: 157,7 x 68 x 51,5 mm

TAGS:
Shaver, Inclusive, Hand, Strap, Impairement

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The albatross was designed with a single objective: Simplify the shaving experience for any user suffering from a hand degenerative disease or trauma. The initial design was based on current ergonomics standards. After evaluation, the design went thru more than forty revisions to take into account various scenarios. For example, partial motor skills or missing limbs (including the thumb). Based on this, the design was updated to provide a functional solution that could improve significantly the experience of most users.

CHALLENGE:
The biggest challenge was to design a product that was fun for everyone while answering the needs of the specific target audience.

ADDED DATE:
2020-05-26 15:01:04

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1 : Designer Eric Lalande, Albatross, 2020
Image #2 : Designer Eric Lalande, Albatross, 2020
Image #3 : Designer Eric Lalande, Albatross, 2020
Image #4 : Designer Eric Lalande, Albatross, 2020
Image #5 : Designer Eric Lalande, Albatross, 2020

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyright Eric Lalande, 2020

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Eric Lalande

PROFILE:
At EL3 we are interested in solving real-life problems with innovative and fun designs. With an emphasis on functionality, our products expand the reach of traditional design by making inclusivity a core component of each new project. Our approach is often based on our personal experience and observation.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Albatross Inclusive Shaver by Eric Lalande is a Nominee in Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Albatross Inclusive Shaver by Eric Lalande is Winner in Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design Category, 2020 - 2021.



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