When medications are taken as prescribed, patients live healthier lives. However, over half of patients do not take their medications as prescribed by their healthcare providers. The aging community is the most at risk for nonadherence, and the fastest growing population, creating urgency in the need for a solution.
The most common reasons for nonadherence in the elderly include failure to remember (which becomes increasingly more challenging with age), lack of transparency in course of treatment, and ineffective attempts to engage caregivers.
Milo is a smart product solution, blending physical products with digital platforms and a pharmacy service to support proper medication adherence.
With the natural process of aging, we begin to experience physical limitations to a certain degree of mobility. People who use medical walkers as assistive devices are not able to properly climb stairs. When attempting to do so, the body is forced to clash with the walker, which becomes wobbly, and stops you from moving forward.
Uphold, the assistive device that provides mobility aid to the quickly increasing elderly population is a product focused on safety and aims to lower the risk of falls in level differences.
What started as an evocative idea, evolved into an effort that attempts to solve the inevitable problem of falling. Uphold’s first version is a walker with a “U” shaped frame and two levers. This design feature allows the front legs to retract and extend in length in hopes to provide the user with greater stability when ascending and descending stairs or other level differences.
Pingüino is a set of feeding therapy tools to help foster independence in infants. Children who are diagnosed with cognitive, sensory or motor disorders can struggle to participate and benefit from the experience of learning how to eat independently.
Each spoon in the range is designed to target specific feeding-related issues that are associated with disorders falling within in all three main categories. The goal is to create a more positive at home experience as well as supplement occupational therapy teachings.
Pingüino spoons are made in bright and distinguishable colors, paired with soft silhouettes to provide a friendly and fun aesthetic. A smaller than average spoon tip, with a narrow flat profile and shallow spoon bowl facilitates lip closure and prevents over-feeding. The size also ensures that quality of feeding is prioritized over quantity of food. Oversized handles with added sensory input allow for more spatial and oral awareness helping oral and motor development. All three spoons are made out of soft food-grade silicone to make sure that they are safe and accessible for all.
The cognitive spoon was designed to be versatile and intuitive, it can be utilized by the caretaker as well as the therapist if needed. The sensory spoon has an oversized and tapered handle to encourage proper handling near the spoon tip, while added textures help to normalize sensation. Lastly, the motor spoon’s form was designed to help facilitate grasp, while the added weight at the bottom of the handle helps provide stability.
Cooking is made to be done with two hands. For those with limited hand function cooking is frustrating, time consuming and dangerous. The way cooking tools exist currently makes cooking an obstacle for everyone lacking grip, dexterity and strength. Yet, entire cultures and families are centered around an undying love of cooking and eating. Cooking has become far more than a task to produce food; it is a place of comfort and creativity. This sense of confidence and appreciation felt from creating something delicious is something we should all experience. ZEST is a meal subscription service and cookware set made for and with quadriplegic individuals with limited hand function. Every zest meal is customized to each users range of functionality and designed to be cooked with our cookware set. These products make every intention to seamlessly intertwine with mainline cookware to empower and enable users to love when they cook.
niche. is the couch you keep, no matter how your circumstances change over time. A truly modular system, niche. is designed to grow with the user, adapting to new spaces and style preferences over time. A single chair can quickly become a modern loveseat or a more traditional sofa. Fabrics can be swapped with ease, and broken components are easily replaced, saving time, money, and materials when an accident occurs.
The system is designed to be low-cost at its base level, ensuring individuals on college budgets can purchase the couch as they move into new spaces. However, its is easy to upgrade and change different components of your niche. system, allowing users to totally refresh the look of their couch as desired. Furthermore, the couch is easy to pack up and move, and even easier to recycle when it is no longer useful. niche. has been created to minimize furniture waste, while maximizing furniture functionality.
The Vesco Puree series is a blender kit designed for enteral feeding users. including three components, a smart base, 2000 ml container, and an 1000ml container. Enteral Feeding refers to the method of feeding that uses the gastrointestinal tract to deliver part or all of a person’s caloric requirements. These users can be of all ages and may need enteral feeding for a variety of diseases or a traumatic health condition that impairs food intake, nutrition digestion, or absorption.
The main feature of the kit is the 1000 ml container, which is a traditional one meal size for kids with eternal feeding. This container includes a strap that hooks onto the side of the jar when blending then can be transformed around the bottom to create a hanging upside down jar, shown in the images. When the strap is in hanging position, it reveals a small hole that allows for air to enter in the jar to stop vacuum forming while feeding. The lid of the jar contains a removeable filter and can attach to the Vesco 40mm screw cap which fits directly to the button on an enteral users’ stomach.
MealMate is a user-friendly social network service system designed to make reliable social contact by utilizing meal time.
Research proved that many people feel social pressure when they go out alone to eat. Social interaction is an important method to reduce the loneliness from this situation, but many people who move or travel to a new place lack enough time and chance to have new social gatherings. And since current social network service system lack enough reliability, many users stop at the step of online chat and cannot develop further social relationship.
The goal of MealMate is to provide more chance for users to build further relationship with mealmates to reduce their loneliness. MealMate utilizes meal time to social, provide more reliable user information by their footprint of restaurants, and cooperate with restaurants to provide better service and benefit to restaurant as well.
SAVS, Shared Autonomous Vehicle Seat
The purpose of this project is to design a concept for a front seat in a shared autonomous vehicle. The project assumes a four-passenger vehicle with the general size of the Honda Pilot and Level 4 autonomy.
The business model focuses on a shareable and autonomous vehicle service that allows users to move around the city or between nearby cities (less than 3 hours away). The targeted users are young adults between 18 and 29 years old, mainly young professionals and young people with their family and friends. The service is, however, not limited to this age range. Since the vehicle has Level 4 autonomy, the customer who orders the car must have a valid driver's license.
Combining modular outerwear with a cyclical business practice, WaiTao is an embodiment of sustainability. Waitao is one outerwear garment that is able to transform into 32 different jackets.
Most reversible jackets lack practical utility of pockets and are only small variants on either side. By tackling the two ends of the jacket spectrum, from formal to casual, wearers are able to dress the jacket down or up and everything in between. Anyone can customize their own WaiTao online from specific sizes, material choices, patterns, and prints.
The goal is to change consumption behaviors and attitude. By adding customization opportunities post purchase, wearers are still creating and altering the piece as they continue to use it. It is constantly changing and evolving rather than being stagnant. Each one is completely unique and dynamic to the person that created it.
Eliminate diabetes burnout by using a noninvasive blood sugar meter with smart insulin patches.
Extreme intense management makes every diabetes patient suffer from the disease both physically and emotionally. They have to do blood sugar test up to seven times and inject insulin between four to ten times everyday. It takes up to 300 minutes to accomplish all the recommended self-care procedures. The messiness and intenseness make diabetics prone to “diabetes burnout”, which is a situation that the patient pays minimal attention to his treatment or even just ignore it. It is life-threatening. It could cause serious medical complications, comas or even death.
Nodol introduces a brand new way of managing blood sugar levels that is highly possible to be in the market in near future. Relying on the latest diabetes technologies, Nodol is basically a noninvasive blood sugar meter with smart insulin patches.
Ludocracy is a tabletop game designed to address issues of voter participation, civic literacy, and political polarization in the United States. These rampant issues have caused the United States to be labeled a “flawed democracy."
Game design offers us a solution that encourages engagement and interaction while providing a safe space for players to learn and experiment.
In Ludocracy, four players compete in two teams to elect representatives who will pass policies that match the player desires. Three players play as voters and one plays as a lobbyist. The lobbyist is allowed to take far more turns than each individual voter, giving them more singular power. However, if the voters can manage to band together to share information they can make well informed decisions and win out against the odds.
Omni Controller is a multi-functional competitive gaming controller designed for accessible one handed use.
Many social activities require the use of two arms. This leads to children and young adults being left out of social activities, such as competitive gaming. When you play online, you are only judged on your game-play ability, but due to the current market, those without the use of two hands miss out on the opportunity to socialize and profit from the growing popularity of competitive gaming.
The Omni Controller functions at the same level as current competitive controllers on the market. Using only one hand you can easily navigate the same number of buttons as you could on a traditional controller. Using the Primary Controller, you can access the majority of needed functions. A Tabletop or Step Controller function as the second analogue stick and are provided to match ability and more can be attached if needed. Either are chosen based on the user’s ability.
Medu is a service that includes both a physical kit and application. The application will create a hair lightening kit based on the user’s own personal hair type, history and desired goals. The physical kit will include the customized formulas for the user to ensure their needs are met. The kit will stray away from conventional aesthetics of hair dying tools; these tools must be something the user is not afraid to show off on their bathroom counter. The application will also have specific tutorials that will guide the user on how to use and place the products on their hair, as well as an online community to support, interact and share with other users.
NEW TAXI is a taxi design that addresses women’s safety issue when riding alone. Moving the luggage area to the front, it ensures they are secured and also allows comfortable and roomy back seat. It has physical panic button for both drivers and passengers and a big window that allows you to clearly see and be seen by the outside. There is also a transparent barrier to separate you and the driver to offer privacy and protection. NEW TAXI aims to create a safe space for both drivers and passengers that eliminates most potential crime and reduces women’s concerns when taking taxis/ ride-shares alone.
Pleurx is a medical device designed in partner with the OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus Ohio as a collaborative capstone team. The goal of this 2 semester project was to research, identify, and solve issues with the current Thoracostomy procedure, as there is a recognized 25-30% complication rate nationwide. Thoracostomy is a procedure to remove dangerous fluid or air from the cavity surrounding the lung.
The first problem found in research is that the current device used does not have the necessary components to do the procedure well, and instead encourages misuse, which results in higher complication rates. The second main problem is that as the surgeons need to put their hands inside the body to place the tube and sweep the area, but due to different combinations of patient body size and surgeon hand size, the procedure becomes understandable.
Pleurx is custom made to assist surgeons place tubes inside the body quickly, easily, and with high precision. It is one device that dissects and places the tube in any chosen direction, removing unnecessary steps that make the procedure more difficult and dangerous.