Slide Bag

When users use crutches for leg injuries, it takes away a lot of their hand functionality and makes it difficult to do normal tasks. The goal of this project was to create an assistive device for quick shopping. The bag needed to be operated by one hand and non-obtrusive.

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Solution

The final design slides from the front to back of the user for convenience. When shopping, the user can have the pouch in the front so items are seen through the clear window. The pleats on the front layer can expand to hold more items. When they have made their purchase, the bag can slide to the back with a pull of a strap. The items are then concealed by the opaque part of the bag. The shoulder strap has a stationary pocket for cash and cards, as well as a padded shoulder for comfort. The zipper is also waterproof for rainy days. The pattern was drafted and sewn from scratch out of nylon, vinyl, and polyester lining.

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Pattern

PATTERN

Date – Spring 2013
Skills – Sewing and patternmaking, Ergonomics
Mentor – Dr. Young-Mi Choi of Georgia Tech