INDUSTRIAL DESIGN / PACKAGING /UX
Pandemic kit for remote monitoring
NEXT WAVE is a pandemic kit that helps citizens report their condition, governments to identify early hotspots and remotely monitor patients symptoms. The kit includes a set of face masks, a hand sanitiser, a smart pulse oximeter, and a smart thermometer connected to a smartphone App. Citizens are invited to daily measure their temperature, blood oxygen level and heartbeat rate and share these data with their trusted healthcare provider. Thanks to these data, doctors and hospitals are able to identify early hotspots and remotely monitor the evolution of patients symptoms, providing timely medical support when their condition worsen.
Project background. The world was caught unprepared by Covid19 pandemic. Early on, we have seen panic-buying episodes to prepare for a long lockdown, hand sanitisers and face masks nowhere to be found, people with light symptoms that should have stayed home, pouring into emergency rooms, turning them into primary hotspots.
The fear of getting the virus and the uncertainty of receiving timely medical help have created a level of unprecedented stress among citizens, which were left in isolation at their homes with loads of information from the media, but often unable to contact their local healthcare providers.
Hospitals and emergency rooms have been overwhelmed by a wave of seriously ill patients requiring assisted ventilation, that should have been treated much earlier. The lack of ventilators have forced doctors to make tough decisions about who should be treated and who should be left dying.
How can we better prepare for the next wave?
Panic buying episodes, PPE nowhere to be found, the constant sound of sirens filling the air, images of overcrowded ICUs and exhausted doctors have accompanied us during this pandemic. Could we do better than this?
Next Wave pandemic kit comes in a reusable tin box.
Hardware / Software / Service / integration
Pandemic tracking apps that require users to daily input their data are soon abandoned, as they require too much mental effort and people forget about them after the first few days of usage.
Next Wave, being an ecosystem of hardware, software and services offers a more integrated experience that automatically and instantly transfer data from your smart devices to your chosen healthcare provider.
Upon downloading and installing Next Wave App, the user is run through a simple setup process.
Next Wave washable face mask
Next Wave smart thermometer
Simplified User Interface to reduce anxiety
The smart thermometer and smart pulse oximeter feature a simplified User Interface that communicate simple feedbacks through colours to reduce anxiety. Green when everything is ok, orange when close monitoring is required and red when the situation is serious and action needs to be taken. Detailed readings are available in the smartphone App and shared with the chosen healthcare provider.