oxygen university presentation

oxygen university presentation

Hello everybody, I have completed my presentation boards for my university design project and I would like to get your feedback and thoughts about how it could or could not benefit you.

Please bear in mind that it is a hyperthetical idea based off the research I have gathered.

I would also be grateful if I had your permission to add your comments ('quotes') into my presentation. All quotes will be put on the presentation under ficticial personas to retain your privacy.

I have uploaded 3 images of the boards for you to look at. It would helpful to know what you think.

Thank you

I will try to answer any questions you have.

the 2 other images will follow in seperate posts :)

"All situations and characters in the presentation are ficticious and made up to enphasise the story. Only the statistics are real."

ok it turns out the images can not be zoomed in, so ill explain it.

The idea is an app called 'GEN', connected to a device in the valve which measures every breath you take and converts it into time so you know how much time you have exactly with a certain cylinder. The has smart features, for example, where you can plan your day, find new friends in your area to go out with, monitor your health (doctor can also access this info), and get access to forums and support groups. The is also part of a service which goes like this:

1) Rep delivers oxygen

, gives in depth training , walks through app set up, helps take initial readings

2) Air flow meter in valve

, connected to actuator, connected to a server, coverts air flow readings into a measure of time and sends readings to 'gen'.

3) The app is broken up into 4 main

categories.

4) ASSISTANT - Stores emergency contacts,

ask 'gen' anything, reminds of upcoming events, automatically re-order oxygen and stores detailed information about equipment.

5) PLANNER - Plan daily/weekly & monthly tasks

, calender feature, task manager to swiftly organise, travel planner to get there with ease, make appointments with gp or hospital.

6) COMMUNITY - Find a local friend, filters to find an activity when finding a friend

, access online communities, look for local support groups, find upcoming events in the community and 'pen pal' to stay in touch with new friends.

7) SUPPORT - Contact assigned carers

, monitor health, GP able to access server to monitor users health, access blf website, access to supllier aftercare team and answers to FAQ's.

8) ON HAND - Detects anomolies in breathing,

if 'gen' detects problems, she asks if they need assistance, if 'yes' is answered, 'gen' automatically calls emergency contacts, built in gps to guide emergency services.

9) GOING OUT - User is more confident about going out

, enjoys time with like minded friends, less fear of oxygen running out while outside, more on hand support gives more confidence and leads to a better quality of life.

All done, again this is just a concept that is hyperthetical for my university project. I just need to know peoples thoughts. Thank you

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  • Gareth, I'm really interested in your project and would love to be able to read as much of it as you decide to share with us here. Unfortunately, it seems impossible to enlarge the photos, so I can't read any of the info. It does look really professional though and visually pleasing.

    In terms of feedback from what I can see, I'm not sure about the image of the woman looking out the window. The mask and tubing that she's wearing is not the type of oxygen equipment used by most COPD people. Most wear a simple nasal cannula attached by thin see-through tubing that goes across the face, over the ears , under the neck and then trails down or back to the generator or portable oxygen carrier. It looks much less intrusive and more 'user -friendly, then that worn by the woman in the picture. That's not to say, some people don't have to wear masks and thicker tubing but it's not what the majority of COPD users of O2 use.

  • ah ok, that is a problem. Let me see what I do.

    Thank you

  • You're welcome Gareth. Please read the rest of my comment as I added some feedback based on what I could see.

  • hi Billiejean2, the mask is for dramatic effect. I know you dont wear these masks. It was the only one I had to had. Sorry.

  • Not a helpful illustration Gareth and one which is more likely to make going out with oxygen traumatic, in my opinion.

  • I don't mean to be nasty Gareth but using an illustration of something that isn't true, for dramatic affect, is really counter-productive and totally at odds with the object of your research. Get a photo of someone using the standard O2 equipment people wear. Just the fact of the cannula and the tubing on somebody's face, is quite enough to get your point across.

  • Oxygen mask is bip one that forces air into lung can't really remmber name.

    But most lung dieased live in fear of them.

    I welcome anything that helps so i dont mind anything mine used said.

    As to picture is fitting and reallity lung dieases is not nice

  • I agree it looks like a nippy machine mask which has got nothing to do with a lot of oxygen users

  • The boards are only going to be used inside my university to my tutors and it is only on there to emphasis the problem, like i said in the post, all characters are fictitious, only the stats are true. The nasal tubing is used in the rest of the images used on the other boards. Please don't focus on that page. I only need feedback on the proposed solution.

    Thank you

  • With the greatest respect your talking to real people on here like me who use oxygen and in all honesty i find that photo a bit upsetting

  • I am sorry that it upsets you. I mean no offence. I am just trying to make the problem more prevalent to my tutors. It is not meant to upset anyone. For the rest of the images I have used a nasal tube for the purpose of the story. I will take the image down and replace it on my presentation. Again sorry for upsetting you and thank you for you feedback :)

  • Thank you :)....If i could have anything to aid my oxygen use it would be an invisible cannula :)

  • That sums it up perfectly Mandy.

  • Is your presentation only going to focus on lung sufferers needing oxygen?

  • Hi coughalot2. Gareth stated quite clearly what the focus of his research was in his original post.

    "My current design project is focusing on people with COPD and I would like to create a service to help you feel more comfortable to go out in public using your Oxygen."

  • Ok. Didn't read that mrsm x

  • Your project seems very worthwhile to me. I would love to have that kind of knowledge/help/control of my equipment. I have to agree with Billiejean and Mrsmummy though in stating that the illustration works against us. It is like using a zombie to show that bandages can be helpful when your knee is bleeding! We face enough worries as to how others perceive us as it is. This is neither accurate nor helpful.

  • It sounds absolutely fantastic Gareth. I wish you the very best of luck with it.

  • Thank you

  • The boards are only going to be used inside my university to my tutors and it is only on there to emphasis the problem, like i said in the post, all characters are fictitious, only the stats are true. The nasal tubing is used in the rest of the images used on the other boards. Please don't focus on that page. I only need feedback on the proposed solution.

    Thank you

  • The solution would indeed be a wonder. Best of luck.

  • thank you

  • I should have said, I particularly like the idea of having a conversion into time left via an air flow meter and the emergency call facility.

  • That's fine Gareth. I'm glad you were able to get some helpful feedback from the people who the presentation is about. The app sounds excellent and let's hope the whole project is a big success.

  • Knowing exactly how much time you have on your cylinder would be a great idea...I have run out of oxygen a few times when ive been out

  • Why is your project only about people with COPD. That is not very fair! I have pulmonary sarcoidosis and use oxygen 16 hours out of 24 hours; I use it in bed too. My friend uses the same amount of oxygen and has pulmonary fibrosis. Both conditions are not Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. There are other conditions where people need oxygen that are not COPD. This website explains.

    lunginstitute.com/blog/copd...

    Well done for your project.

    What subject are you studying at university?

  • From his original post.

    "My current design project is focusing on people with COPD and I would like to create a service to help you feel more comfortable to go out in public using your Oxygen."

  • Sorry to hear that you don't think it is fair. I study design for industry and when we design a product or service we have to have a target user. I am aware that there are other chronic illnesses that requires oxygen. I chose COPD because when I done research on chronic illnesses I found that the NE has the highest cases in the UK of COPD. in theory the service I designed can also be utilised for all illnesses that require oxygen but like I said earlier I needed a specific target user. Thank you for your comment and thank you for your best wishes. I hope this answers your question.

    If I could ask you, would this kind of service be of interest to you?

    Gareth.

  • Dear Gareth

    You wrote in your reply to me:

    "If I could ask you, would this kind of service be of interest to you?"

    Thank you for your reply. I am very sorry but, like other people on this site, I cannot read your presentation boards; if I do Ctrl and + together which I use to make website pictures and words bigger, everything becomes blurred. I am sorry but don't really understand all about the project. Also it looks like you need a phone with internet connection, which I don't have (I use my mobile phone with pay-as-you-go).

    kind regards from Christine

  • Hi, you would only need 3G of 4G not necessararly wifi. In the first post I wrote the whole service out in text because you can't zoom in on the pictures. Thank you

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