Problem: The required frequency of repetitive use for the incentive spirometer increases the possibility of misuse and underuse.
Goal: To design a incentive spirometer to be more interactive and engaging for patients without significantly increasing the cost of production.
The incentive spirometer is used to prevent a build-up of fluid in the lungs after surgery, and is designed to assist patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulminary Disease, pneumonia, and other lung ailments to improve lung strength and capacity. The spirometer is
- used multiple times a day
- imperative for healthy recovery after surgery
- misuse is common and may lead to serious health risks
How may we design this mundane activity to be more enjoyable and interactive for patients?
(sketching, ideation + prototyping)
(ideation and prototyping process video)