Developing portable clean cart with broom and dustpan for street sweepers needs

Bing Cheng Zhu, Chien Hsu Chen

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Street sweepers are an indispensable part of urban cleaning. Unlike ordinary indoor cleaners, street sweepers need to face the outdoor environment and fields. Because of the long distance and extensive area, street sweepers have developed their own clean process. Due to the environment and process, street sweepers have more needs for cleaning tools. For example, carrying mobility. Through observations and interview, researchers found that different types of work and vehicles are used by street sweepers. After analyzing the advantages and disadvantages, different types of works can be merged into one new process. Then, use the insights found in the interview to design a new clean equipment set. This set can accord with the new process and meet street sweepers needs. In the design part, sketches are used to develop multi ideations. Then 3D printers are used to make prototypes to verify the usability of mechanism. In this study, a portable clean cart is proposed. It can reduce the size to be suitable for motorcycle carrying, and also expand the structure to facilitate the garbage bag. The newly designed broom and dustpan can easily fit into the cart. Since street cleaning system developed so far, though Taiwan has employed street sweep machine, still there are many special street types that can only clean by the human. Therefore, study for the work experience of street sweepers is valuable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Social and Occupational Ergonomics - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics
EditorsAtsuo Murata, Richard H.M. Goossens
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030201449
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1
EventAHFE International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 2019 Jul 242019 Jul 28

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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