Journey: Our passion for inclusive design and assisting others led us to the medical field. Taking a deep dive into researching technologies that are currently being used but can be applicable to other uses was keen. Our goal was to seamlessly integrate monitoring into our users lives.
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD,is a lung disease that is now the third leading cause of death in the United States.
A wearable device that will enhance well being by measuring your pulse rate and pulse oximetry.
Mission Statement To embrace self - ownership over oneâ€™s lung health by creating a wearable device that monitors oxygen levels allowing users to maintain a healthy lifestyle and promotes peace of mind.
hOne offers users many benefits including allowing users to monitor anywhere at anytime which ensures peace of mind. With hOneâ€™s everyday aesthetic and hand free usage, hOne seamlessly fits into any ones lifestyle. hOne is offered in prescription and nonprescription lenses.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a lung
disease caused by one or more health problems, including Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. Over time, this disease makes it hard to breathe. It is a very serious disease and right now is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that COPD is often preventable and treatable.
Symptoms: - Wheezing - Constant coughing (smokers cough) - Shortness of breath while doing everyday activities - Producing a lot of sputum (phlegm or mucus) - Feeling like you canâ€™t breathe or need to constantly take deep breathes
Monitoring: - Pulse oximetry readings - See a health care provider - Write down reactions to treatments - Write down reactions when exercising - List dates and times when experiencing symptoms
Prevention: - Help fight for clean air - If you do not smoke, donâ€™t start - Avoid expose to secondhand smoke - Take precautions by limiting the amount of chemicals, dust and fumes in your home and work place - Work with others in your community to help clean up the air you and your family breathe
Google Glass as Inspiration During developmental stages of hOne, a barrier we had to overcome was figuring out the proper location on the body to put our technology. With COPD, users have only a few areas they can monitor their pulse oximetry. With the ear being one of them, it seemed only natural to apply our technology to glasses. We decided to take the Google Glass technologies and amp them up with our own add-on’s to help our users live a more simplistic life.
We have applied all Google Glass technologies to the hOne eye ware, including the touch pad that is located on the side of Google Glass, allowing users to control the device by swiping through a time line-like interface displayed on the screen. Sliding backward shows current events, such as weather, and sliding forward shows past events, such as phone calls, photos, circle updates, etc. By using voice activation, users can simple ask hOne to measure their pulse rate and pulse oximetry. All that needs to be done in addition to asking the glasses to begin the task is to apply a slight amount of pressure on end of the earpiece allowing LED lights to properly transmit through the skin.
How our additions to the Google Glass work. Pulse & Pulse Oximetry readings can only be measured by LED lights
where the skin is thin and a pulse can be felt. One led is red, and the other is infrared. Oxygenated hemoglobin absorbs more infrared light, whereas deoxygenated hemoglobin absorbs more red light. As the light waves bounce back, the photodiode measures the amount of light that was not absorbed to determine the amount of oxygen present in the bloodstream. The eye wear will be charged by a rechargeable battery. Lithium-Ion Polymer batteries have a high power density and are light weight and small, which is key to eye wear design. They are made from lithium and carbon. The technology that can make the lens display become a reality for optical glasses is already making its way to the market. TOLED’s (Transparent organic light emitting device) are being developed by the Universal Display Corporation. The technology is embedded in thin, transparent glass or plastic substrates, and can be incorporated into eyeglasses, windshields or windows. Corning and Samsung are also developing such technology with applications in optical biosensor’s and other advance optics and specialty glass solutions.
hOne With our COPD user as our focus, we found that there are many other users, such as: smokers, people with severe allergies or asthma, athletes, the overweight, pilots, and mountain climbers, that would find our wearable technology desirable. When designing the hOne frames, our designers wanted to make sure our users did not feel like patients while wearing our product. By designing frames that had a fashion aesthetic, our users will be more apt to seamlessly intergrade our smart glasses into their lives. It was very important to hOne designers to not compromise fashion and great design while still meeting the needs of our users by incorporating not only google glass technologies but also technology to measure their pulse and pulse oximetry. hOne offers adult users five frames and two lense options (perscriptive and nonperscriptive) to choose from. Frame designs were based on research found about correlations between frame shapes and face shapes,along with optical material and color trends. Sticking with the neutral colors tortouis and black, we enhanced our acetate based plastic frames with metal accents.
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Led Infered lights are located on the inner ear peice. This is for measuring pulse rate and pulse oximetry. Located on the users right lense is the camera that records users activity. The glass lense is s smart glass by Corning that allows information to pop up, upon request by user. Users can scroll through information by sliding their finger back and forth on the hidden touch pad that is integrated on the side of the hOne frame.
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An "smart" eyewear collection that was created to aid and ease the minds of patients with COPD.