Print Email Facebook Twitter Meaningful transformable wearable's Title Meaningful transformable wearable's Author Copini, H. Contributor Vroom, R.W. (mentor) Molenbroek, J.F.M. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Design Engineering Programme Master of Science Integrated Product Design Date 2015-11-09 Abstract In the last couple of years there has been a massive increase in the development of wearable self-monitoring products and services. Within this project the initial goal was to explore the possibilities how parents of young children could be supported with a wearable device which is able to monitor vital signs or detect specific symptoms when dealing with an acute sick child. The project was specified by setting out to develop a product with wearable capabilities which could transform or adapt to provide the needed health information of a child and support parents who are in doubt of their child’s health. The analysis phase revealed temperature is seen by both parents and GP´s as a valuable indicator to determine/track the severity of sick child and was therefore selected as the main vital sign to monitor. Other vital signs and symptoms which would provide extra support but were also technically feasible to monitor were explored. Monitoring respiration and detecting febrile convulsions were identified as sources of health information which in combination with temperature could create a greater level of support for parents. The design goal which formed the scope of the development phase was to develop a product which is already used in the existing life context of parents but has an additional unobtrusive, comfortable, wearable core temperature monitoring functionality. Existing thermometers offer two functionalities, either a spot-check measurement or continuous core temperature measurement in the form of a wearable. These wearables proofed to be neither reliable nor comfortable. A combination of these functionalities in one product was identified as an opportunity as it could create a device which could adapt to the information needed by the parents. A product which is able to give quick and accurate access to information on the child’s temperature and the possibility to track the temperature over longer periods of time when necessary. Based on additional research, brainstorm sessions with expert, guidelines and co-creations sessions with parents a product idea was selected which is able to transform for spot-check to wearable thermometer positioned on the edge of a diaper. In the embodiment phase a working prototype of a sensor was build to test two different methods to unobtrusively measure core temperature. Two product designs were 3D printed to test what method to connect the probe and the wearable and attach the wearable to the diaper would be convenient and reliable. The product proposal in which this resulted is called Snappy, a thermometer which is able to transform from a spot check-thermometer to a wearable which can continuously monitor core temperature, respiration and possibly detect febrile convulsions. A novel feature is that the Snappy combines wearable and spot-check temperature measurements in one device, using the spot-check measurement to calibrate the wearable. Subject wearablethermometertransformablechildren To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7403ac26-c11d-4b69-b034-7ea463a4b9ed Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2015 Copini, H.