The Mother Load

Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
Hi talented designers –
I need your help turning my idea into a more professional prototype. I would like to design a cushion or chair support to help women who have just delivered a baby naturally to sit and rest in a chair more comfortably. Sitting in a traditional chair is very painful because the new mom’s entire rear end is healing.

An ideal design would enable a woman to rest or sit without having contact on any part of her rear end. Ideally it would be adjustable to fit in most chairs, it would be especially helpful for driving or riding in a car. It also should be something with simple lines that can be mass produced for a reasonable cost.

I have a homemade prototype of a support, which works okay, but it needs your help! I will also attach a picture of a booster seat with a design that I really like for reference. A larger version of this booster seat, but with the cushion part of the seat modified, might do the trick! Of course I welcome any other creative designs that you might have.

Having a newborn is so exhausting and having a comfortable seat that keeps pressure off of parts that are healing would be a great relief! Future moms will thank you for your creative ideas and wonderful designs!

Please let me know if you have questions. I am relying on you for recommendations as to software and materials.
Wants:
I would like to be able to have a prototype produced from the winning design. The device must be able to support the weight of an average woman. The device should fit in an average chair. Special consideration will be given to designs that are adjustable. A nice design is key too!
Don't Wants:
A doughnut shape will not work, the chair needs to be completely open in the back.
Software:
  1. AutoCAD
  2. SolidWorks
Additional Information
Hello designers! I really like many of your designs and think they would work really great. I appreciate the modifications and extra work many of you have done! I just got some feedback on a few of your designs from some local foam manufacturers and thought I would share. To produce a device with ultimate flexibility and multiple moving parts, like what I had initially envisioned, would be prohibitively expensive. The least costly prototype to create would be something that could be cut out of prefabricated foam. Then if there is enough demand, a molded foam solution might be justified. So I'm wondering if any of your designs could be re-engineered to work with only contour or angle cuts so that I could get an affordable prototype created? Let me know if you have other thoughts on prototype production or any other questions! Thanks!!

Entries

1st Winner
#7 Foldable/Adjustable Seat Cushion by Adam
This cushion is intended to meet your requirements in all areas, including cost, adjustability, and it will simply fold up so that you can carry it like a suitcase. It's approximately 10"x10". Work in progress......
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2015-11-10 16:33:26
#1 motherload1 by darewaa
Hallo Lory, =) as the target market of this cushion, I can't agree more, 'bout d*mn time someone make this product. well, before I do the modeling,I sketch an idea of your request just to make sure we are on the same page. this is the basic form of cushion with 5 fluffy area to support back, both side of the hips up to the lower back, and both side of the upper tight. let me know what you think. =) thank you.
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2015-11-06 11:34:10
#3 Mother Load by Irfan
alphacadco.weebly.com
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2015-11-09 11:07:47
#6 Mother Load by Irfan
Fold able at backwards now.
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2015-11-10 06:22:13
#12 Motherload.V1 by RSwan2218
2015-11-12 20:46:02
#13 Draft 1 Motherload by jnatzic
I attached my first rough draft of the seat. I would love to hear your feedback so I can make improvements. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thanks,
Jake
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2015-11-13 05:33:25
#14 Super Light-weight Cushion by PETER LAKATOS
Hello
This is my second entry,
I this product could be made from molded plastic and covered in a soft layer of material. It should be cost efficient and easy to make and super light weight! Please see the attached pdf for details.
Also, here is the 3d model to spin around and view https://skfb.ly/IwLx
Thanks
Peter
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2015-11-13 08:54:04
#17 The Mother Load - Cushion by Ranjith.c.k
1. The profile is designed as per the sit bone rests in a proper manner so that 100% pain free.
2. Great comfort designed for all size of women.
3. Weightless, easy to carry anywhere.
4. Can be used anywhere (car, bed, sofa etc..,)
5. Cost effective with best quality.
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2015-11-14 09:50:25
#21 Mother load by dul
mother load simple
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2015-11-17 00:52:04
#37 Mother Load Support Chair by Ridwan Septyawan
Mother Load Support Chair
All The Best,
Ridwan S
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2015-12-06 18:03:22
#2 ENTRY1 by PETER LAKATOS
Hello Please see the model in 3D at https://skfb.ly/IqWv
i can adjust and modify it to your needs.
Please let me know your thoughts on this model.
Thank you
Peter
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2015-11-06 12:48:21
#16 THE MOTHER LOAD CUSHION by Ranjith.c.k
1. This is mother load cushion with removable back lean
2. The profile is designed as per the sit bone rests in a proper manner so that 100% pain free.
3. Great comfort designed for all size of women
4. Weightless, easy to carry anywhere
5. Back lean can be adjusted to various sizes
6. Can be used anywhere (car, bed, chair etc...)
7. Bottom grip
8. Cost effective with best quality
9. Durable cushion
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2015-11-14 08:01:54
#31 The-Mother-Load by iliasouasfi
2015-12-03 19:53:06
#33 Mother Load Chair by Seputra07
2015-12-04 15:24:43
#34 MamaComfy by zulfadzryl
Maternity Seating Cushion
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2015-12-05 11:04:43
#35 The Mother Load by MRM1
2015-12-06 15:18:50
#38 Adjustable mother load by Shoham Design
First thing is..I designed it in CATIA because of easy rendering if you like it then i can design in solidworks too.
This product meets to your all requirements it is 4 way adjustable with total comfort.
can be attached to chair or car seat.
We have two options for material-1.Plastic and 2.Aluminium.
C section concept used for frame to make it more robust.
I hope you'll like it. ;-)
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2015-12-06 20:00:46
#20 Mother_load_V4_1 by dav_ilic
2015-11-16 17:27:12
#36 The Mother Load by MRM1
2015-12-06 15:20:16
#43 The Mother Load by MRM1
2015-12-07 01:26:08
#40 The Mother Load by MRM1
2015-12-07 01:22:02
#41 The Mother Load by MRM1
2015-12-07 01:23:17
#42 The Mother Load by MRM1
2015-12-07 01:24:40
#44 The Mother Load by MRM1
2015-12-07 01:27:09
#45 The Mother Load by MRM1
2015-12-07 01:28:25
#46 The Mother Load by MRM1
2015-12-07 01:29:41
#10 The Mother Load by AlexKad
2015-11-12 02:31:41
#18 MOTHER LOAD PORTABLE ADJUSTABLE SEAT CUSHION by Adam
2015-11-14 23:25:06
#22 Mother Load Cushion by Ranjith.c.k
Corrected Rework Design.
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2015-11-18 16:12:48
#23 The Mother Load - Cushion Chair by Ranjith.c.k
This is Mother Load Cushion Chair, more comfortable design product & durable product.
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2015-11-18 19:45:52
#24 Mother Load by charles frederick
It can be used either of direction depends on size of the chair or or in car by inserting in the slots.
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2015-11-19 07:45:01
#26 Entry3 by PETER LAKATOS
Hello Lory
The entry is adapted to the dimensions, in the last feedback,
Thank you
Peter
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2015-11-22 10:53:29
#32 The Mother by Indrawan
2015-12-04 15:23:05

Discussion

REDA

Designer

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 23:26:16 +0000
Congratulations to winner ;)

LoryF

Buyer

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:48:30 +0000
This was very hard to chose a winner! Thanks to all who participated and to all who gave some really great help and advice! I really appreciate your help and creativity! Cheers!

LoryF

Buyer

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:24:13 +0000
hammad - sorry for the confusion - that is just an expression which means to sit down and rest. Her feet can touch the ground, just as in normal chairs.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:08:43 +0000
Hi Lory,
I had almost completed my design, but i've recently read your update. Can you please elaborate on what you mean by " take the load off the feet" ? As in, the sole of the feet shouldn't touch the ground when the woman sits ?

Seputra07

Designer

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:24:17 +0000
can i use autodesk inventor to design?

LoryF

Buyer

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 03:34:24 +0000
Thanks Jeremy! I think an inflatable version is a great idea to achieve portability. It would be low cost too (at least I think/hope so). I think it could work - just as long as it doesn't turn into a whoopie cushion! :)
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:12:11 +0000
Just thinking out loud... I wonder if an inflatable version of this might be a way to achieve the portability element, if it came with a simple pump apparatus.

REDA

Designer

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:40:01 +0000
Hi Irfan,
Oh Thank you irfan , Well done for you too!! ;) and good luck

Irfan

Designer

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:00:05 +0000
Nice design REDA!.

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