teeter stool

furniture design

Teeter is a stool that accomodates adults with knee pain
Spring 2016
Conceptualization
Target Population: Adults with knee pain
- Creates difficulty standing up or sitting down
- Strain elbows and wrists to lower and lift self
- Standing aids on the market rely on arm strength
How can seating be designed to reduce strains related to knee pain?
Prototypes 1 & 2
I created two initial full size sketch models to explore how a user’s weight and momentum could be used to rock forward and stand up out of an existing seat
Prototype 3
I added crossbars and back legs to strengthen the seat and allow it to be standalone
Final Model