Personal Space & Head Up Desk

Focusing on pupils in schools, their environment, individual needs and being able to learn in a healthier and better way.

The schools of today struggle with noisy environments, pupils having concentration problems and having a big lack of ergonomic ways of handling their bodies in a better way when learning.
In my project I have made a series of products which could help the over all environment of schools and pupils to do school related things in a healthier way. Aiming to make pupils feel better, being able to be more concentrated and to organize their stuff within their own personal space.
Personal space:
A classroom full of pupils is a special kind of environment, where a lot of movement and shifting loud noise levels often occur.
When we grow up, we start to learn about our own individual needs and how our body works. With all the things happening in a classroom, many pupils have a hard time to concentrate. To be able to explore their own needs and focus when needed is something which creates a better environment for both pupils who are learning and teachers who learn.
Head Up Desk:
The lack of ergonomic ways of doing things in schools are freighting. We live in a time where we use our bodies in harmful ways for many hours of each and every day. School is a place where one should learn, and children need to learn how to take care of their bodies in able to live a healthier way.
The “head down generation” is a description of how our generation lives today. The use of laptops, tablets, mobile phones, or when we draw, write or read, we often do this with our head or back bent forward. For longer periods of times, this becomes harmful for our bodies, and could cause a great damage and pain in our backs, necks, heads, and shoulders, which also could lead to depression, being tired and being unproductive. A normal head ways around four to five kg. By just bending your head 10 degrees forward the weight on your neck becomes more then twice the amount then if having it straight up. If leaning your head in a 60 degrees position, the neck has to handle the weight of four bowling balls.

Project info
Patrik Bruzelius