Design of a foldable sunshade as an attachment to a sports bag
Author(s)Rebholz, Cody A
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Maria C. Yang.
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The purpose of this project was to design a foldable, lightweight, inexpensive addition to an existing duffel bag that will provide enough shade to cover the user's head and upper torso. The intended user for this product is an athlete who plays the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, as this typically involves bye rounds which some use for napping on the sidelines. The existing products to fill this need are too expensive, heavy, bulky or uncomfortable. The process for designing this feature included an extensive ideation phase, potential user interviews, prototype mock-ups, and the production of a final working prototype. This final prototype is made with the roll-out mat that comes attached to the Under Armour Medium Team Duffel bag and the metal support hoops from a collapsible laundry hamper. This prototype meets all of the product specifications that were based on the requirements of the interviewed users.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, June 2011."June 2011." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology