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Jaaziel Codogan

My name is Jaaziel Codogan. I was born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago. Often, I would find myself disappointed by the lack of quality and functionality of products I used daily. It frustrated me to the point where I decided to begin building products myself. This marked the beginning of my design journey. Industrial Design has had a profound impact on my life because it gave me the freedom and the skillset to create innovative products and/or improve upon already existing products. With my entrepreneurial spirit and industrial design skillset, I intend to design products that will not only improve the lives of others but inspire the younger generation to consider the craft as a viable future. To me, being a designer is the ultimate expression of freedom and creativity, that is only limited by one's imagination.

Meet Jaaziel Codogan

jaaziel's introduction video

Who I am and what design means to me.

The Four Essential Pillars for Design Excellence

The four essential pillars encompass human-centric design approach and the understanding of full-bodied, three dimensional physical interaction of user, product and environment. The projects generate innovative solutions using research-driven, evidence-based designs which focus on the user experience.

Enhancement of Human Lifestyle

The SpinSaw 360 is a powerful and versatile electrical chainsaw that allows users to safely fell, trim, and prune trees.

The features of the chainsaw are designed to improve worker safety, comfort and performance on the job.

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Human-Interaction & User-Centric Design

The SpinSaw 360 incorporates full-bodied interaction design methods to meet the needs of forest industry workers.

The rotational blade improves the user’s ability to tackle trunks as well as access branches in tightly confined areas. This feature helps to improve musculoskeletal health by significantly reducing muscle strain and joint pain.

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Ergonomics & Human Factors Design

The Spinsaw 360 was designed referencing dimensions and human factors of 99th percentile males and 1st percentile females to ensure the final design accommodates all body types.

The adjustable rear handle allows users to cut tree trunks and logs without stooping for long periods of time. This feature mitigates the repetitive strain on the user’s lower back and knees.

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Sustainability & Social Responsibility

The Spinsaw 360 is all-electric, emission-free, and its noise pollution level is significantly lower than that of gasoline-powered chainsaws.

The device makes use of the environmentally friendly material High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). This plastic has chemical properties that make it very versatile, cost-effective and impact-resistant, and recyclable.

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Spinsaw 360 - Improving Safety for Forestry Workers

Project Summary

According to an article published on the Canadian Occupational Safety website, forestry is regarded as one of the most dangerous industries in Canada. In 2018 the industry suffered eleven fatalities and over one thousand three hundred injury claims. Another article published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health stated that extreme weather conditions subject workers to extreme cold and heat conditions which in turn leads to reduced work capacity, heat, stress and dehydration. Treacherous terrain and site factors such as slopes and soil types pose serious dangers to workers and lead to machinery accidents. Falling trees and branches and tree hang-ups pose serious risks to workers. The SpinSaw 360 is a powerful and versatile electrical chainsaw that addresses these safety issues and improves the quality of life of forestry workers.

Thesis Summary Motion Presentation

Spinsaw 360 rotating chainsaw

The SpinSaw 360 is a powerful and versatile electrical chainsaw that provides improved safety on the job and superior functionality that meets the needs of forestry workers.

Thesis Development Process

Poster showing the design and development process of the Spinsaw 360

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EXO X - Mitigating Injuries for Commercial Plumbers

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EXO X - Mitigating Injuries for Commercial Plumbers

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NEO-CARE - Portable Infant Incubation

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NEO-CARE - Portable Infant Incubation

Medical, Health & Safety

TYREN - Law Enforcement Urban Mobility

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TYREN - Law Enforcement Urban Mobility

Mobility & Transportation

Spinsaw 360 - Improving Safety for Forestry Workers

Jaaziel Codogan

Spinsaw 360 - Improving Safety for Forestry Workers

Commercial, Industrial & Professional

F.R.O.G. - Enhanced Gear for Environmental Researchers

Mark Connolly

F.R.O.G. - Enhanced Gear for Environmental Researchers

Commercial, Industrial & Professional

ZEROCODE - Smart Stretcher Mattress System

Raymond Daniel

ZEROCODE - Smart Stretcher Mattress System

Medical, Health & Safety

PIVOT - Urban Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Curtis Dougan

PIVOT - Urban Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Mobility & Transportation

MOBII Mobile Infant Care

Siew Yen Joanne Han

MOBII Mobile Infant Care

Mobility & Transportation

ZETA: Adaptive Climbing Equipment

Patrick Hui

ZETA: Adaptive Climbing Equipment

Recreation & Sports​

Swave - Progressive Swim Equipment

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Swave - Progressive Swim Equipment

Recreation & Sports​

miAXIS - Golf Tactile Training System

Collin Jarvis

miAXIS - Golf Tactile Training System

Recreation & Sports​

ACE - Enhanced Volleyball Training Experience

Sam Khan

ACE - Enhanced Volleyball Training Experience

Recreation & Sports​

KICKO - Enhancing Public Electric Scooters

KyeongHoon Kim

KICKO - Enhancing Public Electric Scooters

Mobility & Transportation

RYS Ski Scooter

Justin Ley

RYS Ski Scooter

Recreation & Sports​

GEMINI - Modular Commuter Pod

Nathan Lildhar

GEMINI - Modular Commuter Pod

Mobility & Transportation

Vigilo - Police Communication & Safety Gear

Andrew Liu

Vigilo - Police Communication & Safety Gear

Commercial, Industrial & Professional

Skaði - Seasonal Mobility For Wheelchairs

Nicolas Munoz

Skaði - Seasonal Mobility For Wheelchairs

Mobility & Transportation

Ludere: Cerebral Palsy Inclusive Play & Mobility

Mai Nguyen

Ludere: Cerebral Palsy Inclusive Play & Mobility

Recreation & Sports​

SWARM - Optimizing Urban Litter Collection

Thomas Pantano

SWARM - Optimizing Urban Litter Collection

Commercial, Industrial & Professional

COVE: A Public Toilet Solution

Mercedes Psenicnik

COVE: A Public Toilet Solution

Medical, Health & Safety

FLINGO- Stabilizing Walk Assisting Exoskeleton

Brian Pham

FLINGO- Stabilizing Walk Assisting Exoskeleton

Medical, Health & Safety

Alt - Down Syndrome Sensory Support

Kendra Savard

Alt - Down Syndrome Sensory Support

Medical, Health & Safety

Urban Fresh Produce Accessibility

Logan Smith

Urban Fresh Produce Accessibility

Commercial, Industrial & Professional

Improving Camera Operators Gear

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Improving Camera Operators Gear

Commercial, Industrial & Professional

Stratus - Assisting Homecare for Person with Obesity

Han Yang

Stratus - Assisting Homecare for Person with Obesity

Medical, Health & Safety

Maverick - Urban Food Delivery Solution

William Yin

Maverick - Urban Food Delivery Solution

Commercial, Industrial & Professional