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emBreath – Encouraging COPD patients to practice breathing exercises

Yuanrui Li

Diplomprosjekt

Vår 2017
Institutt for design

Nicholas Sebastian Stevens

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that result in breathing difficulties. In some cases, its symptoms can be reduced by engaging in breathing exercises.

The aim of this project has been to develop a interactive device to encourage COPD patients to practice breathing exercises correctly and regularly. This project adopted an approach combined Industrial and Interaction design methods with a systematic thinking to create behaviours and characteristics for the product.

As a result, a device called emBreath is developed to guide users through breathing exercises. With multi-modal interaction, users can understand, learn and practice breathing exercises intuitively. The safe and motivational exercises empower users to regain control and confidence to their breath.
 
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