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DEW - An alternative migraine treatment

Karlsson, Sanni LU (2019) IDEL01 20181
Industrial Design
Abstract
The central challenge of my project had to do with transferring a medical technology device from the industrial space to a personal space. My task was to design a device for med tech company that developed an alternative way to treat a variety of illnesses. The technology works by misting a specific coolant into the nose cavity for non-medical pain relief. Right now, the company offers a range of products used by professionals based on the same cooling system. The goal of this collaboration was to adapt this technology into a migraine treatment for home-based private use.

One of the most important demarcation during the process was to consider what needs to be taken into account while adapting the product from hospital to home use. The... (More)
The central challenge of my project had to do with transferring a medical technology device from the industrial space to a personal space. My task was to design a device for med tech company that developed an alternative way to treat a variety of illnesses. The technology works by misting a specific coolant into the nose cavity for non-medical pain relief. Right now, the company offers a range of products used by professionals based on the same cooling system. The goal of this collaboration was to adapt this technology into a migraine treatment for home-based private use.

One of the most important demarcation during the process was to consider what needs to be taken into account while adapting the product from hospital to home use. The process focused on analysing the needs of medical design and home care. Another relevant aspect considered the challenge of creating a positive emotional product attachment for the user of the healthcare device. By using the optimal framework of product attachment, several concepts were developed based on user’s preferences. The outcome of the process was a realisation about one of the concepts which aligned with the company’s specified guidelines. During the project, the company's technology was shaped into a holistic designed device and interface.

The device was developed throughout having regular contact with the users in a form of surveys, low fidelity mockup testing, user behaviour analysis and scenario development, as well as receiving input from the company contact persons. My personal main goal was to gain experience from company collaboration and address the importance of user-centric design in healthcare related product development. The result became a stationary, table standing device with clear function indications and an interface that guides the usage. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Sanni LU
supervisor
organization
course
IDEL01 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Healthcare, Industrial Design, Product Design, Medtech
report number
LUT-DVIDE/ EX--18/50425-SE
other publication id
LUT-DVIDE/ EX--18/50425-SE
language
English
id
8984980
date added to LUP
2019-06-19 08:48:19
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2019-06-19 08:48:19
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  abstract     = {The central challenge of my project had to do with transferring a medical technology device from the industrial space to a personal space. My task was to design a device for med tech company that developed an alternative way to treat a variety of illnesses. The technology works by misting a specific coolant into the nose cavity for non-medical pain relief. Right now, the company offers a range of products used by professionals based on the same cooling system. The goal of this collaboration was to adapt this technology into a migraine treatment for home-based private use. 

One of the most important demarcation during the process was to consider what needs to be taken into account while adapting the product from hospital to home use. The process focused on analysing the needs of medical design and home care. Another relevant aspect considered the challenge of creating a positive emotional product attachment for the user of the healthcare device. By using the optimal framework of product attachment, several concepts were developed based on user’s preferences. The outcome of the process was a realisation about one of the concepts which aligned with the company’s specified guidelines. During the project, the company's technology was shaped into a holistic designed device and interface. 

The device was developed throughout having regular contact with the users in a form of surveys, low fidelity mockup testing, user behaviour analysis and scenario development, as well as receiving input from the company contact persons. My personal main goal was to gain experience from company collaboration and address the importance of user-centric design in healthcare related product development. The result became a stationary, table standing device with clear function indications and an interface that guides the usage.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Sanni},
  keyword      = {Healthcare,Industrial Design,Product Design,Medtech},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {DEW - An alternative migraine treatment},
  year         = {2019},
}