How might I redesign existing inhalation technology to improve quality of life for chronic Asthma sufferers and to better support critical scenarios associated with their condition?
An asthma attack is the cause of one person’s death every 5 days in Ireland. The buteyko breathing method is seen as a feasible non-pharmacological successful intervention for the treatment of acute asthma.
By changing the way we breathe, it has been proven to open airways, improve blood circulation and oxygen delivery to the cells of the body and significantly reduces the recurrence and severity of asthma symptoms.
Breasy is a user friendly product-service system that teaches children buteyko breathing through a virtual reality game environment. A belt with a force pressure sensor monitors breathing and controls the VR game allowing for a fun user experience.
Personal Patient Pack
RSA Student Design Awards Winner
D&AD New Blood Awards Winner
D&AD Wooden Pencil Winner
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Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards Finalist
Single Use Devices used on a patient are placed in the clinical waste bin immediately and new devices are used upon arrival at A&E as well as on the ward. How might we balance the needs of emergency medical care systems by aiming to reduce the volume of waste?
We contacted healthcare professionals in the NHS & HSE sector who provided invaluable information on our concepts. Through research, we realised that the sustainability of a multidimensional system could not be approached by designing a single product. We had to design a product - service system. This required an adaptation of systems already in place in the healthcare sector such as the laundry and recycling systems and the development of new ones e.g. the digital patient records.
On average our product has the potential to reduce waste by approximately 67% per patient. This circular solution allows devices to be reused on the patient throughout their care. The RFID Technology reassures healthcare professionals that the devices stay with the patient and provide complete traceability at all times.
The ability to understand the unmet needs of users is central to the designer’s role today. It allows you to identify new product opportunities or create new product markets.
Bill is man that has a problem with his finger muscles. He can no longer bend one of his fingers. He would become agitated when he would type because his injured finger would press keys on his keyboard. So my team and I created this solution which also included an instruction manual so that people with similar injuries to make this product at home.
Development in Medical device Design Booklet
I researched the recent medical device developments throughout the world and I accumulated all the information and compiled it in a small booklet. It gives a small but detailed account of each development.
Form and Function
Design a computer input device and this product has to clearly show an existing company's DNA traits. The final product had to be fully finished including, prototypes, making the model, sanding down the model and finally spray painting the model.
This Foot mouse I designed was in connection with the chocolate "Cadbury's". It is very child orientated but I was also thinking that this product could be useful for an upper-body disabled person.
It has many features including:
1. right button for right click
2. left button for left click.
3. The centre joystick button is used to move the cursor.
4. By pressing the joystick once and then moving the joystick, the page will move up and down.
- Model Making
Throughout my time at Nypro Healthcare, I worked with a committed team to deliver a complete solution including ideation, product deign, tooling, supply chain design, manufacturing and distribution and supply chain expertise.
- Literature Research
- Proof of Design Principle
- Understanding Molding Processes
- Understanding the design process and prototype stage
- Research gathering
- Experience with GD&T
- Concept generation
- Concept development
- Prototype production
- Sketching Techniques
- CAD modeling in Solidworks
- 2D drawing
- Understanding DF''X''
- Testing requirements
- CT Scanning
- Calypso - Metrology Program
- Visual Graphics - Metrology Program
- Mini - Tab
- Understanding the importance of Documentation
- Presentation of Design Ideas
Object of Illumination
In collaboration with Design Goat, the aim of this project was to create an object of illumination with the material concrete. The duration of this project was one week. The end result was an elegant and delicate tea-light holder that would look perfect as the centre piece for any table.
Design for Development, is a very exciting, interesting and ultimately very challenging area of design. It requires you as a designer from a privileged society to challenge your beliefs and assumptions about other parts of the world, and how you might use your skill-set in a positive approach.
Self Supply Water & Sanitation was the theme of this Project for Nepal. Water bottle plastic is a non absorbent material that is in great supply in Nepal. If these water bottles were cut in half and tied in a specific way then this would lead to a way of collecting clean rain water from the thatched roofs of homes.
School is a reminder of stressful days filled with tests and exams. Soundscool is targeted at young people who connect with music.
"Link-it" is a bracelet that connects both your pulse and your Spotify playlist. It senses when you are becoming restless and it vibrates on your wrist, giving you the option of listening to music to calm your mood. The bracelet connects to the phone via wireless internet and wireless earphones connect to the bracelet through wireless internet also.
The bracelet is touch sensitive and it reacts to different commands.
1. One tap means no to Music.
2. Two taps mean yes to Music.
3. Moving the finger in a circular clockwise motion on the face on the watch will turn the volume up and the oppposite for volume down.