Date

3-2013

Degree Name

BS in Industrial Technology

Department

Industrial Technology

Advisor(s)

Manocher Djassemi

Abstract

Currently hammocks are thought of as stationary relaxation devices that use tress as support structures. The industry mainly focuses on hammock innovation over the way in which the hammock is actually hung. Having been around for thousands of years, reinventing the idea of the hammock is not something that is occurring or has been thought of.

This senior project proposes the idea of a portable or more adaptable hammock stand. It takes the idea of hammocks as stationary devices to them being something that can be taken almost anywhere. Shifting how hammocks are thought of and exposing the potential they posses by introducing an innovative hammock stand. The report discusses the design and use of a light weight easy to use hammock stand. Through market research and product development, a portable hammock stand is presented with a rough business plan as to how to make a sustainable business model around the product.

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