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Viro - ett framtidskoncept kring hanteringen av virussmitta på arbetsplatser

Lundström, Erica (2016) In Diploma work IDEM05 20162
Industrial Design
Abstract
My master degree project started with an open
brief, setting out to explore new possibilities within
healthcare in relation to the benefits of IoT. By
looking at medical trends, cutting edge diagnostic
technologies, hypothesis about the future and by
interviewing patients and medical personnel a
couple of interesting project directions emerged.
A decision was made to focus on prevention and
one topic that haven’t gotten much attention, at
least not within the field of design, is how to prevent
spread of viral infections outside of hospital
environments.

By examining medical research reports related to
virology insights were gained on how to physically
intervene to decrease virus particles in the
environment. But since... (More)
My master degree project started with an open
brief, setting out to explore new possibilities within
healthcare in relation to the benefits of IoT. By
looking at medical trends, cutting edge diagnostic
technologies, hypothesis about the future and by
interviewing patients and medical personnel a
couple of interesting project directions emerged.
A decision was made to focus on prevention and
one topic that haven’t gotten much attention, at
least not within the field of design, is how to prevent
spread of viral infections outside of hospital
environments.

By examining medical research reports related to
virology insights were gained on how to physically
intervene to decrease virus particles in the
environment. But since viral transmission is closely
related to human behaviour it was also necessary
to explore how people act around the risk of viral
contagion.

The final result is Viro, a futuristic concept for
managing viral transmission at workplaces. The
Viro system watches multiple data streams, such
as societal flu reports, office-air particle data and
the number of infected employees, to calculate
risk level and advise on appropriate course of action.
The earliest proposed steps include increasing
levels of humidity and encouraging infected
employees to work from home. The system
consists of five parts; a system hub, air sensors, a
humidifier, a breath-based diagnostic tool and an
app.

The main goal of the project was to emphasize
the importance of the subject and to visualize
what could be done in the future. Since the project
is conceptual demarcations was made to not
focus on technical details. Before such a system
could be launched more research is of course
needed. (Less)
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author
Lundström, Erica
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organization
course
IDEM05 20162
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--16/50348—SE
language
English
id
8891480
date added to LUP
2016-09-12 13:40:44
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  abstract     = {My master degree project started with an open
brief, setting out to explore new possibilities within
healthcare in relation to the benefits of IoT. By
looking at medical trends, cutting edge diagnostic
technologies, hypothesis about the future and by
interviewing patients and medical personnel a
couple of interesting project directions emerged.
A decision was made to focus on prevention and
one topic that haven’t gotten much attention, at
least not within the field of design, is how to prevent
spread of viral infections outside of hospital
environments.

By examining medical research reports related to
virology insights were gained on how to physically
intervene to decrease virus particles in the
environment. But since viral transmission is closely
related to human behaviour it was also necessary
to explore how people act around the risk of viral
contagion.

The final result is Viro, a futuristic concept for
managing viral transmission at workplaces. The
Viro system watches multiple data streams, such
as societal flu reports, office-air particle data and
the number of infected employees, to calculate
risk level and advise on appropriate course of action.
The earliest proposed steps include increasing
levels of humidity and encouraging infected
employees to work from home. The system
consists of five parts; a system hub, air sensors, a
humidifier, a breath-based diagnostic tool and an
app.

The main goal of the project was to emphasize
the importance of the subject and to visualize
what could be done in the future. Since the project
is conceptual demarcations was made to not
focus on technical details. Before such a system
could be launched more research is of course
needed.},
  author       = {Lundström, Erica},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Viro - ett framtidskoncept kring hanteringen av virussmitta på arbetsplatser},
  year         = {2016},
}