I was inspired after using standart hot-water bag. I realized that standart product is unusable. For instance, we use hot-water bag
only in bed with hand control of our. Also there is a risk of burn our hand while putting hot water in bag.
A new design idea occurred because of many problems. This situation helped me to create a new hot-water bag.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Grow is very useful a hot-water bag. Grow has many advantages. For instance, Grow has foldable and can be connected to any part of the body. When you put water on the bottle, does not burn your hand. Because of you can keep the product by handle. You don't need to keep the product when you apply the product to your body.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The Project started in January 2014 in Istanbul and finished in February 2015 in Istanbul. It was exhibited in Istanbul Innovation Week in December 2015.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Grow will produce with a plastic injection system with molds. It will use pp/epdm thermoplastic material.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Hot-water bag, new hot bottle, product design, useful product, water,
Burns experts have carried out new research revealing just how dangerous hot water bottles can be. A study by doctors at Anglia Ruskin University and the world-renowned St Andrew's burns unit in Chelmsford found half of all injuries were caused by hot water bottles bursting. They are warning people to make sure they use bottles properly, and not buy cheap products off the internet. The study examined the case notes of 50 patients with burns resulting from hot water bottle use from between January 2004 and February 2012. In eight of the cases there was some degree of patient misuse, such as sitting or stepping on the bottle. In the remaining 17 cases there was no clear evidence of misuse and the bottle appeared to have burst spontaneously. Accidental spilling of hot water while filling a hot water bottle accounted for 32% of injuries, with the remaining 18% due to contact with an excessively hot surface. The research found that 80% of the injuries occurred between October and February, and the majority of burns were scald injuries, with the commonest sites being the abdomen and lower limbs. The mean time taken for the burns to heal was 25.34 days and in the most serious cases two children required skin grafts and one patient needed local flap coverage. Anecdotally we have seen an increase in burns caused by hot water bottles in the last couple of years. It could be that more people are using them as a cost-effective way of keeping warm or it could be that people are buying cheaper hot water bottles over the internet from abroad. That is why we encourage people to look for the Kitemark safety standard when buying hot water bottles.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Tahsin Emre Eke, 2015.