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Tool unit designed for equine dentistry
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Industrial Product Development, Production and Design, JTH, Industrial design.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Most people have experienced toothache and know how much it effects the health. It hurts to eat, it ́s hard to sleep and sometimes a small gesture as a smile is avoided because it pains to much. Of course animals have the same issue and feel pain but they can’t tell us how they feel, instead we have to look for signs from their behavior. The recommendation to regularly check the horse’s teeth does minimize the risk of pain. The knowledge within the field of equine dentistry is on the rise and educations and regulations is developing to give the best dental care possible. This has created a need of the right tools adopted to this specific field and this is where a company like Accesia has a chance to be at the forefront of this development. Accesia is a company that have developed tools and educations about the animal dental profession since 2009. Until now the focus has been on smaller animals like cats, dogs and rodents but now they are widening their customer field and develops for this new market, equine dentistry. To get a understanding of this new customers some field studies has been performed and needs that are separate from the previous customer needs has been identified. It ́s not only the size that differs from the dentist working with cats and dogs, it ́s also the working environment and the anatomic conditions that looks completely different.

For this thesis the main goal has been to identify how a unit for the tools used by equine dentists should be structured and what parts that should be included to endure the transportation and environment where it will be used. To gain this information, several interviews were conducted with the main users and the experts working on Accesia. The gathered information where later analyzed, concretized and explored in a product concept.

This report will go through the different stages in the design process that led to a final design concept which were presented with a prototype and posters at a thesis fair organized by Jönköping University.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 57
Keywords [en]
Industrial design, Design, Design research, User observation, Equine dentistry, Definition of components.
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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45232ISRN: JU-JTH-PRU-2-20190140OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-45232DiVA, id: diva2:1333769
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JTH, Product Development
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2019-05-22, 21:28 (English)
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Available from: 2019-07-05 Created: 2019-07-01 Last updated: 2019-07-05Bibliographically approved

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