BRIEF:
Design and engineer a battery powered hand-tool for home, garden or educational use that not only appeals to the mass market, but also meets the needs of a specific (underserved) user group. Deliver a compelling and commercially viable product design solution, based on genuine user insights, realised to engineered models, supported by a detailed production data package.
OUTCOME:
Our project focused on Asthma sufferers as our under served user group. Through extensive  research, definition, ideation and  development, we  sought to  create an innovative inhaler that optimised medication transmission by reducing room for human error, increasing user compliance and promoting health literacy. In order to  reduce  human error, we integrated a haptic tilt feedback loop, which used an IMU  with an ADXL345 accelerometer L3G4200D gyroscope, as well as a Llc 1201 vibrating mini motor disk. This informed the user when they had tilted the inhaler to the optimal angle, therefore opening their airways and allowing more medication to enter the lungs.  The inhaler was designed for assembly &  manufacture, and used assembly timings and costs integrated into the final RRP of the product.
Co-collaborators: Rhiannon Beddoe, Louis Horrell, Kirstie Taylor
Exploded view of final design
Exploded view of final design
Hero image, showing purchasing options
Hero image, showing purchasing options
CFD modelling of swirl chamber
CFD modelling of swirl chamber
Allevo system overview
Allevo system overview
Form ideation
Form ideation
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