Air Care– a home oxygen device
The aim for this project has been to develop an oxygen device that enables parents to treat their prematurely born infants who are in need of medical oxygen treatment at home. Throughout the research, we observed that the market is typically focusing on the oxygen needs of elderly, where infants are an overlooked user group. As a result, the only devices that infants are left with are old, bulky oxygen tanks that are heavy and dangerous to use.
IKEA of Sweden
Often, extra equipment needs to be added to make the treatment work which leads to a lack of mobility, confusion and frustration in parents. While talking to parents, one of the main insights was that they feel overwhelmed, insecure and stigmatized with their equipment.
More and more devices are moving from the hospital to the home without adapting in functionality nor aesthetics to their new environment and users.
A medical device with that does not stigmatise.
It was important that the device expresses robustness, safety and is easy to use by the parent. The interface should be intuitive to use and make the parent feel at ease.