Rosie: Design Research
A medical device for the
Cystic fibrosis community.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic respiratory disease that causes persistent lung infections, requiring time intensive treatment regimes and a multitude of obtrusive medical devices.
Rosie, a comprehensive respiratory device system, liberates patients by applying active percussor treatment paired with passive lung data collection to streamline the treatment process. The clean aesthetic and calming interface tackles the stigma patients previously endured every day. Privacy, guidance and data hub is accessed through the partnered app.
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Project Medical Device
Discipline ID + UX Design
Duration 10 Weeks
Team Solo Project
Tactile, Seattle based industrial design consultancy experienced in medical design, asked our junior studio to pursue a solution for telemedicine (at home health care).
A predominant feature of this project timeline, research included user interviews, patient walk throughs, and dissecting medical journals.
No Cure to Date
Mucus Lined Lungs
Affected Individuals Internally, and Growing
Average Age Diagnosed
External device that applies mechanical vibration to loosen and thin mucus
"It would be fantastic to
reduce the time tethered to a vest, freeing up time to do more living, rather than just staying alive."
30 min, 3x a day
No data collection
Non portable mechanism
Full chest vest
Dr. Julie Desch
Doctor and Personal Trainer
CF patient since birth
Not currently an application in use for CF patients
Sound waves translate into 5 sided graph
Highly accurate data collection
on the lungs in real time,
limit hospital visits.
Give back patient freedom through a small product footprint and ease of travel
With a young diagnosis age, solutions should be user friendly to caregivers and patients
1. THE HANDHELD PERCUSSOR
This design allows users to hold the percussor up to their chest, take deep breaths as the internal digital stethoscope analyzes their lung sounds. Once the data is collected, the external screen will light up and provide speed and duration suggestion for applying the percussor in this spot.
2. THE SLING PERCUSSOR
This design is paired with radar imaging technology. This technology would be used in this sling percussor, to wraps to different parts of the upper chest region. An interior light will highlight locations that have higher mucus density to target for treatment.
3. THE MODULAR SYSTEM
This set of percussor "pods" allows users to slide in the percussor to an accompanying tight undershirt with set pockets. This allows users to choose set areas of target care, and the hands free mobility as they endure their long treatment periods.
ONE SIZE FITS ALL
SINGLE PORTABLE UNIT
magnetic handle attachment
percussor from base
flat plane for interface
domed top to fit to hand
HOUSING ABS Plastic Top Shell
ATTACHMENT Magnetic Ring
CHARGING Lithium Ion Battery
INTERNAL HOUSING Polypropylene
MOTOR High Torque
PISTON CRANK Cast Aluminium Alloy
DIGITAL STETHOSCOPE Stainless Steel
PERCUSSOR PAD Closed Cell Foam
HOUSING ABS Plastic Bottom Shell