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Conceptual telemedic device
2002 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis describes the design process of the Industrial Design Research paper 198.310. Completed at the College of Design, Fine Arts and Music, Massey University in New Zealand. The project serves as a part fulfilment of our Master of Science Industrial Design at Lulea University of Technology in Sweden. The research topic is taken from the 2001 LG Electronics Design Competition, and the theme "Bridging Digital to Human Being" -User first Design This report describes the design process and the development of an interactive diagnostic device for home use called the "Home Doctor". The idea of the telemedic product was explored using conceptual sketches, form studies and technology research, as well as focus groups and brainstorming sessions. Concurrently research was made in search for existing or emerging technologies related to medicine and telecommunications. Results from the research were developed into design criteria for the design, development and evaluation of the telemedic device. A unit consisting of four sensors points able of performing non-invasive blood tests, read temperature, pulse and blood pressure, oxygen in arterial blood and detect bacteria with the built in electronic nose. Information from the sensor is transmitted remotely to the main unit where the data is processed, presented and stored. The test results can be evaluated against internal and external databases to put up an accurate diagnosis. If needed, a doctor can be consulted using the in-built videoconference system. The result was a electronic "Home Doctor", in terms of giving advise and put up a diagnose. Using latest technology a small and flexible unit allowing free roaming within ones home, and to perform non-invasive tests in desired privacy was achieved. Results are securely stored in the unit: multiple users are identified with a fingerprint scanner.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, telemedic, telemedicine, Home Doctor, non-invasive, diagnostic device
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42607ISRN: LTU-HIP-EX--02/006--SELocal ID: 098dab93-f88f-4839-a8c2-981dba58e354OAI: diva2:1015830
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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