Design and Research of Flexible Wearable Medical Testing Equipment for Pregnant Women
Authors: Luoyu Fu, Peiqi Yi, Zikun Gao, Yan Gan
Abstract: Pregnant women, as a special group, bear the mission of nurturing and continuing human life. Pregnant women need to experience psychological and physiological changes in the tenth month of pregnancy. In the special "post-epidemic era", it is hard and unsafe for pregnant women to go to the hospital regularly for birth check-up. In order to make pregnant women have a better prenatal experience, our team wants to design a wearable device, which can monitor the fetal heart rate and the frequency of fetal movement, so that pregnant women can also realize routine detection of the fetal condition at home, and protect the growth health and safety of the fetus. In this design, questionnaire interview, literature search and collaborative story telling are used to deeply understand the pain points of pregnant women's antenatal examination, the development status of wearable devices for pregnant women at home and abroad, pregnant women's preferences and so on. Then, determine the product use process, product functional structure and product packaging. This design adopts cutting-edge technologies such as flexible sensors, and combines ergonomics and kansei engineering. The product obtains the data and information of pregnant women and fetuses, and then through sorting and analysis, the results are intuitively transmitted to pregnant women, pregnant women's relatives or doctors in the matching APP, so that users can clearly obtain the health data of pregnant women in real time. Realize early warning of physical abnormalities of infants and mothers, early warning and early treatment, so as to better protect the safety and health of pregnant women and fetuses during pregnancy. After the usability test, the interviewed pregnant women thought that the design had a certain effect.
Keywords: Wearable Device Design, Medical Health, Pregnant Woman, Fetal Detection, Emotional Design
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