Kneen: Knee scooter

Project Brief: Create a new design for the knee scooter that retains better ergonomics

Problem: Current knee scooter

Power with looks

The current knee scooter not only poses ergonomic issues, but safety issues as well

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Persona

Brand Identity and Market

Statements without compromises

When analyzing the market of the knee scooter, most scooters retain a low market value but only last 6 months. These become injury points for the elderly or impaired.

Ideation and Sketching

experimenting with manufacturing 

Sketches focused on enabling one-handed operation and greater off-road capability,

Final Design

Statements without compromises

With the problems understood, thousands of different iterations occurred during testing variables like wheel hieghts, chamber, flexibility and portability.

Final Design

Statements without compromises

To accomplish some final goals, many optimizations has to be made to the 3D model to achieve the results of testing

Final Design

Statements without compromises

To accomplish some final goals, many optimizations has to be made to the 3D model to achieve the results of testing

From Sketch to Reality

Statements without compromises

To accomplish some final goals, many optimizations has to be made to the 3D model to achieve the results of testing

double wishbone suspension

composite handle

instead of plastic, a strengthened flocking process combined with carbon fiber will be used for the handle

Instead of directly mounted wheels, the scooter uses suspension to smooth out bumps and prevent accidents

Trunk

Allows for easy storage

Large padding area

Creates a distribution of weight and lowers stress

Adjustable handle hieght

Ensures safety and comfort 

Final Scenario Testing

Case 1: Need for a seat

Statements without compromises

In the testing stages, many of the users found the need to sit down with comfort. Due to the design of the knee scooter, it can function as a vehicle and as a seat for a short period of time

Case 2: Away from the beaten path

Statements without compromises

From the beginning, the knee scooter was designed to give better off-road capability. Furthermore, with wide tires, full suspension, and a storage compartment, the design will allow large trekking without worry.

Case 3: Knee coasting

Statements without compromises

Instead of forcing the user to retain  one knee on the ground all the time, both knees can be on top of the scooter, lowering the required work

Case 4: Storage for the trail 

Statements without compromises

The knee scooter has storage options to compliment the off road capability, giving large access to other activities