Final year project
Medication aid and cuff-less blood pressure monitor designed for those suffering from hypertension
Level is a cuff-less blood pressure monitor and medication dispenser. It monitors results and reports progress to their GP in the background to avoid ‘white coat’ results.
MEASURING BLOOD PRESSURE
Level use's cutting edge technology to measure blood pressure from the users fingertip.
Level incorporates a pharmaceutical service where the user's prescribed pills are packaged and delivered to their door in a carousel that slots into the device.
INSERTING THE CAROUSEL
The carousel slots into the device from the right hand side. The user simply swaps over the carousel once one has finished.
Although most of Level's functionality is automated, to ensure delivery of medicine is controlled, extra features are selected through the circular screen. Rotating to search through the functions and pressing to select.
Level comes with an accompanying application that allows the user to monitor their results, log lifestyle habits and keep in touch with their registered doctor so that they can review their medication to ensure the most appropriate treatment is given.
The majority of patients suffering from hypertension are elderly and are therefore not as comfortable with technology as younger generations. To ensure the design is inclusive of all users the app has been developed so that it can be used on Television's aswell as mobile devices.
Design skills from sketching to prototyping were used to explore and develop the product.
Hypertension is known as the silent killer as it’s often undetectable. It can be the cause of many life threatening diseases such as: heart disease, kidney disease, vascular dementia, and strokes. The government are calling for more to be done around this topic in order to save lives and to relieve strain off the NHS. The product incorporates emerging technology and telemedicine practises to provide cuff-less blood pressure results for the patient and their GP making uncomfortable recordings a thing of the past. It puts the user in more control over their treatment by allowing regular medication reviews to happen outside of doctors office and helps to reduce the amount of missed doses by reminding and dispensing medication at the correct time and steering the user to take the medication in line with what's recommended. Alongside this the product is assisted by a pharmaceutical delivery service so that the user always has the prescription appropriate to their own health condition on time.
Loughborough University has pushed me towards becoming an innovative and open designer. I would describe myself as an avid learner as I believe it's important to always be open to new ways of thinking and understanding the ever-changing world around us and the people who occupy it. Putting user needs at the centre of the design is the epitome to me. Which is why since re-joining Loughborough for my final year I have developed a keen interest in user centred design. Out of pure curiosity I enjoy conducting extensive user research to create useful and usable products.
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