GreenCart

GreenCart

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What It Does

The ageing problem will let the elderly face the danger of depression and social isolation. “Horticultural Therapy” is regarded as one of the effective ways to improve their health. Moreover, some operation problems that the elderly will be faced while gardening.

The Inspiration

I found that most gardening tools are designed for able-bodied people, but the elderly often feel difficult to handle watering, planting, digging, and harvesting at garden activities.
This research was shown good assistive tools can help the elderly to build a safe and accessible garden. It can boost a positive effect on their health and encourage them to an active life.
As a result, the product must improve the mobility. And using ergonomic design to reduce stress and improve safety.
Make gardening less strenuous for those with low mobility and able to enjoy gardening, even with mobility limitations.

How It Works

The GreenCart has seat with 180° rotation which solves the long time to bend the legs, joints will be rubbed problem.

Storage Compartment can Hold the personal items or flower pots and crops. Both sides had flip drawer and bracket which can hold all gardening tools, with protected and holding the Manual Sprayer.

Watering affects the weak joints. Easy lose balance while using watering cans. As a result, elderly can use the pressurised water sprayer to watering.

Moreover, the GreenCart can be a trailer which is transportable and easy to carry.

To watering, open the cover and fill water into the water tank. Add pressure to water tank then pull the trigger to be spraying the water. Also, elderly can adjust the seat height and position to storage large item in the top storage compartment.

Stages of Development

Elderly faced health problem which discourage elderly from being active so that affects elderly and can lead to pain and lower quality of life. Some pain problem will affect elderly mobility while gardening. Such as holding watering cans, using tools in non-natural position, long time to bending the body and legs, and storage problems. Make gardening less strenuous for those with low mobility and Able to enjoy gardening again, even with mobility limitations or arthritis. Most of them have a backyard or a small garden. Watering cans were widely available in the garden. Elderly hold them with two hands, and it needs much effort and time to do watering which affects their weak joints and muscles. Moreover, the elderly is easy lose balance while using watering cans. As a result, Sprinklers and hosepipes are good choices for the elderly because it is an effortless device for elderly. The product must convenient for the elderly who are using walking aids or wheel chair. Also, good assistive tools can help the elderly to build a safe and accessible garden. To manage many different types of tools is very hard and discouraging task for the elderly. Also can use wheels to improve the mobility. And the handle is in neutral and stress-free posture to reduce stress and improve safety.



Novelty

The product is convenient for the elderly who are using walking aids or wheelchair. Also, it can help the elderly to build a safe and accessible garden. Moreover, using Pressure water sprayer can decrease elderly pain and stress problem. Easy to manage many different types of tools. Finally, the design of the cart is light and compact, make good use of limited space.

Future Plans

This is my final project in BCU and everything is the final stage. Looking forward to manufacturing and sell to worldwide to help elderly who have the health problem, improve the life quality.