Knowledge about the growing child and the need for being able to be both active and resting is crucial in all product development. A product can stimulate development or in some cases inhibit development. Trends against passivation and "risk minimization" often entail an increased risk for the child's health as the mindset leads to reduced physical activity. With Learn to Moves help, you can understand differences within a normal population and what you need to consider in order for school furniture, children's furniture, prams and all products where ergonomics or knowledge of children's development is needed, so that you get a well thought out product already in the planning stage. It saves you money, creates joy and security throughout the process until the product goes to the user. Contact us >
Environments for children - indoor and outdoor
In designing children's environments, it is important to take into account the child's motor age, and create an environment that provides conditions for the children to solve tasks that stimulate "positive risk taking". The child gets to test his limits, has the opportunity to fail, find new solutions and strategies thriving by learning and playing with joy. Today's challenge is to create tasks where strength, balance and coordination are developed for children of different ages. Children move too little today and lack of motor development leads to poor development in other areas. Learn to Move has knowledge regarding how to create environments that meet children's needs at different ages. Contact us >
Products for children with functional challenges
This is a major area of interest where Learn to Move is actively looking for collaborators both in research and in companies. We need a new way of thinking where we have expectations of development and where we connect technology and physical therapy. Finding solutions to teach the brain to gain control of the body requires an understanding "what is the problem" and having a clear goal of what you are striving for - the details are important. With detailed knowledge of normal development as "golden standard", creativity and knowledge of motor learning can develop products that show that we believe in children's ability to develop. Contact us >
Help with Innovation.
In an innovation process for product development, it is important to both understand the product and also the person for whom it is created. One needs to be able to explain why the product is designed as it is and for what purpose. With knowledge of both the technical and the human being, the product becomes better and the marketing credible. Understanding the body means to understand basic functions such as anatomy, strength and balance and partly cognitive abilities, attention and mental health as well as the changes that occur during childhood and during old age or inactivity
Many times, expectations of development and learning are lacking when it comes to children and the elderly with functional variation, and it is an advantage to offer products that enable a positive development. In "normal" individuals, basic characteristics such as length and weight may need to be taken into account in an innovation process.
Learn to Move can help you streamline your work and avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes, by making sure in the process that you get knowledge that is invaluable to understanding the user and its needs. You get an optimal product from the start and you can also get help in finding marketing methods to explain the interaction between product and human being in the marketing.
Learn to Move has been engaged by several internationally based companies both in Sweden and in Europe, such as Permobil, Bugga boo, Kinnarps and Babybjörn. Learn to Move was involved in the start of producing orthopedic products for children with disabilities such as the first sitting- and standing shells and a dynamic abduction orthosis. This link takes you to an article (in swedish) about measurements on power plate with and without the sitting shell.